Living in denial

In a simply breathtaking attempt to turn reality on its head, Gary Yonge suggests that supporters of the liberation of Iraq are in deep denial in suggesting that the London bombings were not connected to Iraq. He does not cite a single example of a supporter of the war making that claim. He could, of course, have cited Charles Kennedy, who certainly has said that invading did not make London a target, but that would not fit with Yonge's thesis, as Kennedy was an opponent of the war. (And, to be fair, I think Kennedy made the claim after Yonge's article was published).

For the record, OF COURSE the liberation of Iraq and the London bombings are connected. As Yonge asks in his article: "Did Downing Street really think it could declare a war on terror and that terror would not fight back?". Nope. I don't think Downing Street did think that. But it is not Downing Street, or the White House, or bloggers who supported the liberation, who have been saying that the war on terror and the war in Iraq are not connected. That was mostly Guardian columnists, Charles Kennedy, George Galloway, and the Socialist Workers' Party. Those are the people who are in plain denial.,5673,1525754,00.html

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