Sunday, August 13, 2006

Another white Government minister attacks the letter from Muslims. And Margaret Beckett has joined in as well.

Mr Reid told the BBC: "No government worth its salt would stay in power in my view, and no government worth its salt, would be supported by the British people if our foreign policy or any other aspect of policy was being dictated by terrorists.

Two points. Our foreign policy is already being dictated by terrorists, or does the Government's fondness for rewriting history extend to a belief we were going to invade Afghanistan and Iraq if September 11th hadn't happened? And if it's not okay for our foreign policy to be dictated by terrorists but it is alright for our domestic policy, as ID Cards are coming in to save us all from Al Qaeda?

The letter from the British Muslim groups.

It seems to me that the British Government is in a bind here. The terms of the letter are such that either the British foreign policy is or isn't dictated by terrorists and their acts but in either case the letter's criticism is valid. Which is probably why so many members of the Government are jumping to denounce it.

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