You sleazy, lying, paranoid delusional criminal terrorist scumbags Bush and Blair, You can run, but you cannot hide from the truth. The world's Bloggers ara a comin' after ya! Woooo Ha!
Count me in!
The defence secretary said he could not answer for the US use of the substance.
But he said: "We do not use white phosphorus, or indeed any other form of munition or weaponry, against civilians...
"We do not use it for anything other than a smokescreen to protect our troops when in action."
A smokescreen to defend the political crimes against humanity commited in Fallujah more like. Fallujah was a civilian center that was also home to Iraqis who believed they were fighting for their homeland against foreign invaders, much as I would similarly fight against anyone who invaded the UK. This is not praise or glorification of the resistance fighters, as many of their acts of violence and depravity can never be condoned or supported in any way, the City was a den of thieves and criminals and violent evil people. However it was also home to thousands and thousands of innocent civilians too, many of whom fled before the attacks, but many of whom also never managed to escape and were killed when they attempted to do so.
A number of Israelis staying yesterday at the Radisson SAS were evacuated before the bombing by Jordanian security forces, apparently due to a specific security alert. They were escorted back to Israel by security personnel.
The image at the top of this article clearly shows the aftermath of an explosive planted ABOVE the room, Israelis are forwarned and evacuated,
Amos N. Guiora, a former senior Israeli counter-terrorism official, said in a phone interview with The Times that sources in Israel had also told him about the pre-attack evacuations.
"It means there was excellent intelligence that this thing was going to happen," said Guiora, a former leader of the Israel Defense Forces who now heads the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. "The question that needs to be answered is why weren't the Jordanians working at the hotel similarly removed?"
OK so Mr Straw is shocked? really? I wonder why he hasn't expressed the same outrage against VP Dick Cheney? It is Cheney after-all that wants the CIA to be exempt from torture.
The Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has condemned the alleged abuse of 170 detainees held by Iraqi security forces in Baghdad.
He said he was "deeply shocked" after US troops discovered the malnourished inmates at an interior ministry detention centre on Sunday.
Washington has also said it's troubled by the discovery after some of the inmates were found to be showing signs of apparent torture. Iraqi's prime minister has ordered a full investigation.
He said: "Such behaviour is totally unacceptable. I very much welcome the immediate investigation announced by Iraqi prime minister Ja'afari today and his confirmation that such practices are completely contrary to Iraqi government policy.
"Whoever carried out this abuse must be caught and brought to justice, regardless of rank or background. We look forward to seeing the results of this investigation as soon as possible.
"Steps must be taken to prevent this sort of incident happening again."
Those limitations do not extend to the CIA, however. Citing “national security”, the Bush administration has vigorously argued that the CIA be excluded from the restrictions. Bush has threatened to veto a Senate bill to ban torture - McCain is its chief proponent.Jack straw should, perhaps, aim his shock and revulsion at the administration that supported and encouraged torture in the first place.