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Monday, December 14, 2009

Tony Blair: Whether Or Not the Stated Reasons Are True, We Must Do It Anyway

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told the Iraq War investigation that - whether or not Iraq had weapons of mass destruction - he would have backed the Iraq war. As the Guardian notes:

He explained it was "the notion of him as a threat to the region" because Saddam Hussein had used chemical weapons against his own people.

"This was obviously the thing that was uppermost in my mind. The threat to the region. Also the fact of how that region was going to change and how in the end it was going to evolve as a region and whilst he was there, I thought and actually still think, it would have been very difficult to have changed it in the right way."

Given this admission, are those pushing to impose a framework for global warming sure it's smart to have Blair as a keynote speaker at Copenhagen?

Indeed, as the Telegraph notes:

The world must take action on climate change at Copenhagen even if the science is not correct, Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister has suggested ...

Following the 'climategate scandal', Mr Blair said the science may not be “as certain as its proponents allege”.

But he said the world should act as a precaution against floods, droughts and mass extinction caused by climate change, in fact it would be “grossly irresponsible” not to.

Whatever one believes about climate science, it is too easy to discredit Blair as a messenger. Whether you think global warming is an imminent threat or not, having Blair justify the cause with language eerily reminiscent of his defense for the Iraq war is not very effective. It is too easy to argue that - in both cases - Blair is saying that whether or not the stated reason is true, we must do it anyway.

The Copenhagen framework would not significantly reduce carbon emissions (see this and this). Just as the Iraq war did not increase the national security of the United States. See this, this and this.


  1. The Governments of the United States and Great Britain have been spitting on us for years. This is just another scam to make the people fearful.

    Here is a great little article about the corrupt monetary system, the Federal Reserve, and the Constitution. Just the quotes alone are worth the read. Take from it what you will, but the founding fathers warned us about this.

  2. World news:

    Fake tungsten goldbars in Ethiopia

    On Wednesday, the BBC reported that millions of dollars in gold at the central bank of Ethiopia has turned out to be fake: What were supposed to be bars of solid gold turned out to be nothing more than gold-plated steel. They tried to sell the stuff to South Africa and it was sent back when the South Africans noticed this little problem.

  3. OK - so I have tried to logon and Denninger's place as well as many others but nobody wants to hear what I have to say, so let me say this:

    Short the banks - if there is anything to be shorted now, then they are it. Let them reap what they sow. Simple is as simple does.

    Da-gong I doubt this will post, and I take back what I said before because when you get pushed into a corner, then you behave as you really are and that is how I feel. I feel like I have been pushed into a corner and this is a corner I did not choose, and that makes all the difference. If you can't figure this out, then may God watch over you because you are gonna need all the help you can get.

    Yeah - that is enough.

    ps - if you don't know a jerk when you see a jerk, then it is no skin of my back....

  4. I don't buy the global warming nonsense, especially when I see who is behind pushing it. Europe has cooked this scheme up then slanted the rules to benefit them at the expense of the rest. I do believe the Chinese pollution in the article above is a problem, but the science mentioned is nonsense. The dirt here in Texas is carbon black and there is enough of it the earth should have burned 100,000 years ago. It isn't exactly like the sun shines around the clock on the North and South poles. We could fix this if it was true and along would come a couple of volcanos and reverse the entire act in a day. The people that sent us credit default swaps and LTCM are sending us Copenhagen.


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