The Daily Wail says Blairs has lead us into '5' Wars since coming to power ...?

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  1. GETanner

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    Eating a late lunch while reading a borrowed (honest) copy of the Daily Wail. i came across an editioral that claims Blair has lead us into "no fewer than 5 wars" since coming to power.

    Chatting over the crumbs, I could only name one 'War', Iraq v2.0 with the Afghanistan deployment being a possible second.

    What 3 others were there or is the Wail counting peacing keeping with the UN as 'wars'?

    G
     
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    You could get three more if you included Kosovo, Sierra Leone, and the all-encompassing War-on-an-abstract-noun...
     
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    And the first Gulf War?
     
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    ... err that was John Major and his tory govt alongside George Bush Snr in 1991
     
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    To me the only other ones I think of are Kosovo as njp said above.
    Maybe "war on terror"?
     
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    Going past the papers today, apart from the ones about the 5 would be bombers being jailed for life, one paper had the front page that 69% of pollsters believe Iraq is Blair's legacy

    Seems the papers are getting their fill whilst he is still hanging around. And I will refrain from offering my opinion on Blair
     
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    That was my "War-on-an-abstract-noun" :)
     
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    Sounds like the sort of trash that that paper normally comes out with and it's reader too!
     
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    Iraq in 1998
    Kosovo in 1999
    Sierra Leone in 2000
    Afghanistan in 2001
    Iraq again in 2003

    Someone's been a busy boy.

    I wonder if Gordon Bennett...I mean Brown...will be able to keep up?
     
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    We can't exactly lump all of them together. Each had unique situations and public perception will differ on each. Not really fair imo to lump them all together for the sake of a headline
     
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    Not exactly full blown war efforts, and no comparison to Afghanistan 2001-present and Iraq 2003-present

    "Iraq in 1998" was Operation Desert Fox a four-day bombing campaign on Iraqi targets in December 1998 by the US and UK. Widely criticised as an effort by Clinton to divert media attention away from his impeachment hearing and the rocket in his pocket to rockets in Iraq, a kind of "Wag the Dog" scenario ;). At the time Clinton was Blair's best buddy.

    "Kosovo in 1999" was a NATO bombing and peace keeping effort to stop the ethnic cleansing atrocities of Milosevic's Serbia

    "Sierra Leone in 2000" was Operation Palliser, the evacuation of foreign nationals caught up in the civil war, and peacekeeping which eventually led to the ceasefire and end to the civil war.

    Many would agree that Kosovo and Sierra Leone were actions to be proud of.
     
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    Since when has the Daily BS given a monkeys about 'stretching the truth' to suit their agenda? What am I saying! :eek: They always distort, bend, or outright lie to suit their tunnel vision articles.

    Daily Wail? Yes, I can relate to that...........:D @GETtaner. I'm surprised you managed to get through the article tbh. After about five minutes of reading through their distorted (warped?) view of the World, my blood pressure, without fail, reaches alarming levels.
     
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    Just wondering if anyone can name a prime minister that has not been involved in some sort of war,be interesting to see if there has been a time when we were not involved somewhere......
     
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    Oooohh... someone knows their stuff!
    History teacher?
     
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    It was in the first paragraph on the open left hand page I looked at. You assumed incorrectly that I read the whole article. I was trying to find the Garfield strip, the only news worthy piece in the Wail.

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    Krish,

    Nice bit of detail there, thanks for that.

    So I was correct(ish) to think that the Wail included peace keeping deployments in the numbers.

    Agreed that
    , I just would not have thought of them as wars.

    Shame the current Darfur conflict is not as politically attractive as some other efforts in the past.

    G
     
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    Where did the wail find space to fit this article in amongst all their usual fare on Rocketing House Prices, Thieving Immigrants, Rampant Kiddly Fiddlers, and Sinister Terror Plotters?

    Usually, if they have any room to fill, its given over to a 5 year fued between to old gits about the height of a hedge.
     
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    That churchill bloke was a quiet figure, kept himself out of trouble:D

    I wonder if I am the only one who doesnt really think much about the current situation in Iraq as a war?

    I dont wish to belittle the suffering of people on either side I just think the result of constant media bombardment has turned me completely cold towards the sitiuation to the point now that when I come across the words soldier Iraq or terrorist I just switch off.
     
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    :D :smashin: My apologies. I was just assuming you had a stronger constitution than I have. :)

    Adam, good list but you missed out, 'out of control youth', 'taxed to death' and 'evil Labour' as their other banners. Mind you that just about exhausts their repertoire...............

    Trouble is, going on todays expected local election results, people swallow their diet of claptrap whole.
     
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    There's always a "PC gone mad" story or two ... usually about the Police questioning a chubby kid from a nice middle class family, who's called another kid "gay" (or some racist insult) by text or email ... and the parents are pictured with the rather upset looking child and usually say something like "the police should be out there catching real criminals, this is just political correctness gone mad!!!" :boring:
     
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    I really should look at the Daily Mail some day to see if it's as bad as everyone makes out. Trouble is, in this day of internet, 24 hour news channels etc I haven't bought a newspaper for years.

    I used to get the Sunday Times but never had time to read it all.

    RDB :)
     
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    Neither have I, but you can get a pretty good idea from scanning the front pages on the shelves. Then if you want to get really depressed, look at the rows of gossip magazines. I see there is even one now for gossip about ficticious soap characters, just when I thought that demand for drivel couldn't sink any lower ...
     
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    They Dont Start With Capital Letters, So They Are Not Sensational Enough

    Infected Foreign Canibal Doctors Murdering Our Babies? have they run that one, or is that more of a Sunday Sport/Neeeeews of the World headline?
     
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    Oops sorry:blush: Was it really that long ago.
     
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    When in doubt, run them through the Daily Mailomatic to see if they work.

    Interestingly in addtion to the governments other conflicts, it seems that the War on Cheese is about to begin.
     
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