Saturday, November 22, 2003

Pilger: I Know When Bush Is Lying: His Lips Move: "Shortly before the disastrous Bush visit to Britain, Tony Blair was at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday. It was an unusual glimpse of a state killer whose effete respectability has gone. His perfunctory nod to 'the glorious dead' came from a face bleak with guilt. As William Howard Russell of the Times wrote of another prime minister responsible for the carnage in the Crimea, 'He carries himself like one with blood on his hands.' Having shown his studied respect to the Queen, whose prerogative allowed him to commit his crime in Iraq, Blair hurried away. 'Sneak home and pray you'll never know,' wrote Siegfried Sassoon in 1917, 'The hell where youth and laughter go.'

"Blair must know his game is over. Bush's reception in Britain demonstrated that; and the CIA has now announced that the Iraqi resistance is 'broad, strong and getting stronger', with numbers estimated at 50,000. 'We could lose this situation,' says a report to the White House. The goal now is to 'plan the endgame'."

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