31 January 2006
100 British soldiers are now dead.
One hundred British soldiers have now been killed in the war against Iraq. There isn't very much to say. Compared to the numbers of Iraqis that have died, one hundred isn't a large number. However, they died in a war that is not ours and in a land that does not belong to us. I just hope that Blair will be removed soon and that no more squaddies die.
The Stop The War Coalition have organised a protest in Parliament Sqare for today, the 31st January 2006, at 5.00pm. If you can get there, please lend your support. Tomorrow, the 1st February, protests are being called all over the country. Please see the Coalition's website for more details.
I shall leave the rest up to Reg Keys, father of the late L/Cpl Thomas Keys, killed as a result of Tony Blair's actions on the 24th June 2003:
To remain in Iraq will merely result in a steady trickle of coffins returning to these shores. We have to remember that troop deployment was based on the deceit of WMD not on regime change, and to keep our loyal troops there is to support regime change which is clearly against international law. These service personnel have had their Oath of Allegiance betrayed and their patriotism exploited by a Prime Minister that lacked the integrity and moral fibre to resist the pressure of war from President George W Bush. Had the invasion been backed by international law and the UN and had Iraq possessed WMD which could have threatened Britain then I am sure the families of these servicemen killed would more readily accept and come to terms with their deaths.