Have I slipped into some cross-dimensional wormhole?
Chicken Yoghurt gives some attention to a largely ignored leaked memo from Downing Street, and highlights the scariest excerpts of the transcription by the Sunday Times. While this is no joking matter, and provides further evidence of Tony Blair’s duplicity, the whole sordid affair could almost be fictional. (See Terry Pratchett’s Jingo for a prime example of leaders taking their people to war on false premises as a diversionary tactic to keep themselves in power. D’ya think the govt reads his books for inspiration?)
The excerpt that makes me quake in my boots:
14. It is just possible that an ultimatum could be cast in terms which Saddam would reject (because he is unwilling to accept unfettered access) and which would not be regarded as unreasonable by the international community. However, failing that (or an Iraqi attack) we would be most unlikely to achieve a legal base for military action by January 2003.
Conspiracy theory? Heck, there’s even a website for it.