Sunday, June 17, 2007

U.S. Would
Nuke Afghanistan:
British Children
Tell Themselves
Ghost Stories
Around The Campfire

Well actually, they aren't children. Instead, they are a former British diplomat to the UN, and the makers of a new documentary:

Britain joined the United States' invasion
to oust the Taliban in 2001 because it feared America would "nuke the shit" out
of Afghanistan, the former British ambassador to Washington reportedly told a
television documentary to be screened Saturday.

In comments printed in advance in the
Daily Mirror tabloid on Monday, Christopher Meyer said that fear explained why
Prime Minister Tony Blair chose to stand with US President George W. Bush in his
decision to invade Afghanistan in the immediate aftermath of the September 11,
2001 terrorist attacks -- to temper his aggressive battle plans.

"Blair's real concern was that there
would be quote unquote 'a knee-jerk reaction' by the Americans ... they would go
thundering off and nuke the shit out of the place without thinking straight,"
Meyer reported told the documentary, according to the Mirror.

In other excerpts of the documentary,
printed in The Observer newspaper on Sunday, members of Blair's inner circle
said the prime minister agreed to commit troops to the March 2003 US-led
invasion of Iraq despite believing that the United States had failed to prepare
adequately for post-war reconstruction.

Channel 4 will air
the first part of "The Rise and Fall of Tony Blair" on Saturday.

Listen up all British people. The truth is, we Americans have a plan to nuke the UK.