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LQD: Tony Blair's Mother Speaks Out

by Magnifico Wed Jul 22nd, 2009 at 01:37:30 PM EST

Terry Jones — ex-Python, historian, director, writer, bon vivant — has a funny, but serious 'Comment is free' piece at The Guardian.

He's not a very naughty boy
He's just been led astray by that Cheney kid. Or so Tony Blair's mother would have it ...

Tony Blair's mother writes ...

I'm so worried about Tony. I kept warning him about those rough American kids he used to hang out with when he was prime minister, but he wouldn't listen.

"I wish I were in their gang," he used to say. "It's the toughest in the 'hood."

"Fine, Tony," I'd say. "As long as they don't get up to mischief."

Well, it's beginning to look as if I were right all along, and they were not only getting up to mischief but were doing things that were actually illegal, and I'm worried stiff that it might rebound on Tony.

Jones, er Mother Blair, then writes on to comment on her Tony's gang friends.

For instance, "that chubby boy, Dick - you know, the one with the shifty eyes and the mouth like a barracuda" has been doing illegal things in America. Another one of Tony's friends, "George - that lazy, good-for-nothing boy who pretended to be gang leader", blocked an investigation into a massacre in Afghanistan.

Then there's this:

But worst of all, it's looking increasingly likely that the attorney general, Eric Holder, will assign a prosecutor to investigate the way Dick and George and Donald started doing unspeakable things to anyone they got their hands on.

Music to my ears, but I think Mother Blair may be worried prematurely. I'm not convinced yet that the U.S. Attorney General will set in motion an investigation. Holder has been resistant to appointing a prosecutor because his boss rather look forward (i.e. ignore) than investigate war crimes.

Her son was led astray, or so Mother Blair would have us believe, and he's been treated so badly. None of Tony's American friends gave him "the respect he wanted." But despite the Bush administration's "contempt" for her son, Mother Blair writes "and yet Tony, bless him, kept helping them any way he could."

As Jones, er Mother Blair, concludes:

As Tony's mother it's hard for me to say this, but I'm afraid that Tony is rather easily led. He always did just whatever his American chums did or - at least - whatever he thought they wanted him to do. I suppose he just wanted them to like him and to be one of them. After all, to keep in with George and Dick and Donald, he sent our boys into Iraq to kill an awful lot of Iraqis, for no good reason, and of course a lot of our boys got killed too. Now if that isn't being a good friend what is, I ask you?

But those American kids never did anything to help him - except give him a medal I suppose. But then who wants a medal if it turns out to have been given to you by a bunch of criminals?

Not just criminals, mind you, war criminals. The type of crimes people stand for trial at The Hague.

Naturally I hear this text spoken in the voice of Brian's mother:

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by A swedish kind of death on Sun Jul 26th, 2009 at 06:00:31 AM EST
Not just criminals, mind you, war criminals. The type of crimes people stand for trial at The Hague.

Such sweet words.

I think that Helen has already claimed the yarn concession.

And I have earlier trumpeted the actions of Bill Clinton which make him worthy to stand at the bar next to Necroponte and the others. And today I want to be the first to add Hilary to the list of those who go from merely being a tool of the GreedyKillingClassTM, to actually honing the tools of the 4 Horsemen.

Never underestimate their intelligence, always underestimate their knowledge.

Frank Delaney ~ Ireland

by siegestate (siegestate or beyondwarispeace.com) on Sun Jul 26th, 2009 at 09:17:17 AM EST

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