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War supporter Benn seeks to delay Iraq enquiry indefinitely

Hilary Benn

In a performance which would embarrass his “Old Labour” parents and turn the stomachs of anyone who thought he might have one tenth of his father’s moral backbone, International Development Secretary Hilary Benn (aspirant deputy leader of the New Labour party) has rejected calls for an immediate enquiry into the decision making which led to our attack on Iraq.

In an interview on Radio 4’s lunchtime news programme today, Benn said that there should only be an enquiry “When circumstances are right” and that to have an enquiry now “wouldn’t provide support to our troops” (as if leaving them bogged down in the quagmires of Iraq and Afghanistan were doing them some kind of favour).

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The process of “International Development” seems to have been widened by young Benn. It now appears to include the murder of thousands of Iraqi civilians, support for illegal wars and helping his mate the Prime Minister avoiding proper scrutiny into his deception.

Listen to Benn’s interview by clicking the logo.