Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Anglo-democracy on trial: "All three [Anglo-saxon] governments expected their professional intelligence agencies, legal officers and diplomats to be complicit in the fraud on our democracies and the citizens they were sworn to serve. And the three governments nearly got away with it. That they haven't - yet - is a tribute to a still strong Anglo-democratic system, although one which is at breaking point. [The fact that the war has gone badly is also a reason why they havent got away with it yet]. In all three nations some civil servants resigned privately rather than be infected, others leaked, and still others spoke out on the record. And in all three nations, some politicians and former defence and diplomatic chiefs told the truth and warned of the consequences of following a rogue US President in defiance of world public and expert opinion."

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