tisdag, november 02, 2004

Hans Blix skyldig för eländet i Irak, säger inspektör Scott Ritter

The Guardian Monday November 1, 2004

"Kriget mot Irak har gjort oss till moraliska fegar. Mer en 100,000 irakier har dött - och var är vår skam och vrede?" Det skriver Scott Ritter* som skyller mycket starkt på Hans Blix och rollen han spelat i det hela.

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There are many culpable individuals and organisations history will hold to account for the war - from deceitful politicians and journalists to acquiescent military professionals and silent citizens of the world's democracies. As the evidence has piled up confirming what I and others had reported - that Iraq was already disarmed by the late 1990s - my personal vote for one of the most culpable individuals would go to Hans Blix, who headed the UN weapons inspection team in the run-up to war. He had the power if not to prevent, at least to forestall a war with Iraq. Blix knew that Iraq was disarmed, but in his mealy-mouthed testimony to the UN security council helped provide fodder for war. His failure to stand up to the lies used by Bush and Blair to sell the Iraq war must brand him a moral and intellectual coward.
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*Scott Ritter was a senior UN weapons inspector in Iraq between 1991 and 1998 and is the author of Frontier Justice: Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Bushwhacking of America.

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1 Comments:

At 9:49 fm, Blogger Pierre Andersson said...

Otroligt märkligt uttalande av Ritter... tack för länken! (Och snälla, aktivera Atom-flödet på sajten så att det blir enklare att se när ni uppdaterar!)

 

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