No, Mr Blair, I expect you to die

The families of British servicemen killed in Iraq are launching a new political party. They plan to run candidates against Labour MPs who voted for the war, in as many local elections as possible. Their message is simple: The bastards lied to us, we proved they lied to us, we want them out. Which is all very admirable, but unfortunately they’ve decided to call the party Spectre, which is making it a bit hard for me to take them seriously.

Attacked by Saudis? Invade Iraq!

I’m sure there are some people who still doubt that Bush decided to attack Iraq immediately after 9/11, in spite of the fact that the 9/11 attackers were Saudi Arabian and Iraq had nothing to do with it at all. So: PRESIDENT George Bush first asked Tony Blair to support the removal of Saddam Hussein from power at a private White House dinner nine days after the terror attacks of 11 September, 2001.

Comedy duo

From the Bush-Blair press conference: Questioner: One question for you both: Do you believe that there is a link between Saddam Hussein, a direct link, and the men who attacked on September 11? Bush: [Mumbling off-mike] … make that claim. Blair: I think that answers your question.