5 Years On

Lord Dholakia

Last Thursday, 20th March, was the 5 year anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. To mark the occasion, Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords tabled a bill demanding that an inquiry into the war begins before the next session of parliament. On Thursday morning, a group of concerned parliamentarians gathered in Old Palace Green to draw attention to the bill and the ongoing disquiet in this country with the war. Lord McNally, Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Ed Davey MP, spokesperson for Foreign Affairs both addressed the crowd to point out the cost of the war so far. Five full years on from the start of the war, we still don’t know the real reasons for it. Since then, millions of people across the world have marched and protested against the war and it is important that the government is not allowed to forget this.

4 comments for “5 Years On

  1. Bedd Gelert
    26/03/2008 at 12:46 pm

    Could not Lord McNally be press ganged to join the blogging Lords ? He always has something worthwhile to say.


    I noticed in Simon Hoggart’s sketch this morning the classic ‘cop out’ that there should not be an inquiry into Iraq until ‘all the troops had left Iraq’. Perhaps if we should also wait until there are no longer any British troops in Germany until we learn the lessons from the Second World War ?

  2. Stuart
    26/03/2008 at 1:04 pm

    Bedd Gelert – that’s rather a clever point about there still being British troops in Germany and so the ‘they’ve all got to be home’ defence against an inquiry would still hold in relation to the Second World War.

  3. CommonSenseAlliance
    29/03/2008 at 2:07 pm

    I think that anyone who claims they don’t know the reasons for an invasion of Iraq wasn’t listening hard enough. Now that populism has shifted and a recent poll in the economist shows the 59% of the British public polled were in favour of remaining in the middle-east until the situation was stable will the Liberal Democrats flip-flop?

  4. 01/11/2009 at 3:04 am

    You claim to know the reasons for the wars in the Mid east, I suppose those would be Osama or Islamic terrorism.
    Well not according to Prof Neils Harrit, Dr Stephen Jones and many others.
    I hope the issue of Thermite will be raised in the enquiry.

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