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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

British Leader Knew War Was Based on Lies

Aug 2, 2010

Seven years after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, the former director general of MI-5 (Britain’s FBI) now tells a government board of inquiry that “Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with 9/11, and I have never seen anything to make me change my mind.”

The director, Baroness Manningham-Buller, led MI-5 from 2002 to 2007. Let’s set the record straight: for eight long years, as a top official she was part of the campaign that justified the war. Even though she knew the truth, she kept her mouth shut, while the war raged. Now she expects to be rewarded for supposedly telling a small part of the truth after two whole countries and generations of people, including in Britain and the U.S., have died.