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Gog and Magog

Madness. President Jacques Chirac wanted to know what the hell President Bush had been on about in their last conversation. Bush had then said that when he looked at the Middle East, he saw “Gog and Magog at work” and the biblical prophecies unfolding. But who the hell were Gog and Magog? Neither Chirac nor […]

The Surge

Paul Rosenberg writes: But the less obvious point I want to underscore here is that everyone forgets how firmly center-right the Baker-Hamilton Report–and then Bush ran well to the right of that with his highly deceptive “Surge”, whose “success” was quite foreseeable from his vantage point, as the recent WikiLeaks Iraq document dump helped to […]

On Blair and Iraq

Let me quote from a BBC interview with Tony Blair: Speaking on BBC One’s Fern Britton Meets programme, Mr Blair was asked whether he would still have gone on with invasion plans had he known at the time that there were no WMDs. He said: “I would still have thought it right to remove him. […]