From the Eastern Daily Press, Friday, August 29th 2003
Haylings Grove, Leiston.
Of course the military and political establishment in both Coalition countries are desperate to convince us that their illegal military invasion of a largely defenceless country was justified in terms of a substantial list if various fairly fluid pretexts.
No amount of widow dressing can conceal the lies upon which the destruction, slaughter and occupation are based and millions in this country still oppose the actions taken by Blair and his gang, knowing full well what the consequences would be.
The unpalatable fact is that the majority of Iraqis are now very much worse off that they were before. They are still being killed in their hundreds by the occupation forces and the US makes the astonishing suggestion that the billions of pounds of damage delivered by their aircraft and artillery should be paid for by the Iraqis themselves by selling their own oil.
This breathtaking claim upon one of its victims could only have originated in Washington.
To the world's most predatory and arrogant aggressor, the logic that the perpetrator pays had been lost over the decades through which they have cajoled and threatened to get their own way in everything.
Real and lasting peace through justice will never be brought about in Iraq at the point of a gun, especially if that has a US serviceman at its other end.
Where are the British politicians prepared to tell the US that we have all had enough of them and their perverse brand of international terrorism?