Monday, 2 June 2008

No internal armed conflict in Iraq

This story raises several issues. It is however one of many similar that shows the capacity of our government for self-delusion. I doubt if many outside the corridors of power would doubt the existence of 'internal armed conflict' in Iraq, the trigger for which was the ill-considered 2003 invasion.

It is not entirely surprising that our unprincipled government should attempt deportations to Iraq, since the most basic notions of morality seem to have been abandoned entirely, replaced with an overwhelming desire to pander to the Daily Mail readership. The willingness of their lawyers and the judiciary to play with words in order to support them in doing so however does no credit whatever to our legal system.

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