Friday, January 12, 2007

Blair Says UK Must Be Ready to Use Military Force

Umm...aren't you currently using military force?

Prime Minister Tony Blair said Britain must remain prepared to go to war to defeat Islamic extremists and maintain the country's influence in the world.

Aren't there British troops in Afghanistan and Iraq? Someone remind Blair please. He seems to have had his memory reverted back to about five years ago.

The speech to military officials and analysts seeks to answer growing discontent with Blair's decision to back the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and shore up support for a long war against terrorism.

I know that in these times it's unpopular to back the US in pretty much anything. But the time for questions has long passed. At this point, Britian is a target, probably more so than the US for simple accessibility. The fight is on. It's not stopping anytime soon. Questioning the move is understandable, but instead of questioning the past, we better start questioning the future.

While his foreign policy had been ``controversial,'' retreating from the threat of terrorism would be a ``catastrophe,'' Blair said.

I agree. Although I'd also add that the foreign policy has been a catastrophe.

2 Comments:

Blogger f.b.i.t.c. said...

We aren't using military force yet - just a military presence.

You wanna see us go when we get pissed off . . . . . . . ;-)

January 16, 2007 2:39 AM  
Blogger A Mad Man said...

Leads me to ask though, at what point do you all get really pissed off? ;)

January 16, 2007 1:44 PM  

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