by Francois in Paris
Thu Jan 12th, 2006 at 02:05:34 PM EST
Spotted in a post by Chris in Paris over at AMERICAblog. It looks like some in the British top brass are mighty pissed at their beloved civilian leader, PM Tony Blair.
original article in the Independent
General Sir Michael Rose, who led United Nations forces in Bosnia, said the Prime Minister should not be allowed to "walk away" from misleading Parliament. General Rose, whose disquiet is believed to be shared by a number of present and past members of the military hierarchy, declared Mr Blair's actions had been "disastrous" and that he had hidden the true motive for going to war from Parliament and the public.
[General Rose says] "The politicians should be held to account, and my own view is that Blair should be impeached. That would prevent politicians treating quite so carelessly the subject of taking a country to war."
So, to all British members of the EuroTribe, any idea if this is going to serious play in the UK? How influential is the military in public debates on the other side of the Channel?
Others can chime in of course but general purpose Brit-bashing is not allowed today. Only authorized target is Tony Blair.
Oh, err, and
Marmite bread spread of course [almost forgot that one, silly me].