Blair view on Iraq dismissed…

Blair view on Iraq dismissed by Powell

The US is now offending its last ally

America again slapped down Tony Blair yesterday when it insisted that the new Iraqi government would have no veto over US and other coalition troops.

“You can’t use the word ‘veto’,” said Colin Powell, the US secretary of state, in an interview with the Arab satellite channel, Middle East Broadcasting Centre.

“But circumstances could arise where a situation is developing and our troops have to act in a way that protects them,” he said.

Powell is delivering the Bushie line here – that the imperial US will do whatever it wants whenever it wants and fuck everyone else. Why anyone thinks Powell is an honorable man caught in a den of thieves is beyond me; he’s lied, deceived, and twisted the truth just as sleazily and just as often as any of them.