Hey, I'm surprised Tony Blair Even Got Reelected
"There is no doubt that the situation over Iraq has imposed particular difficulties for the UK, and for the wider coalition against terrorism," said the London-based research center in its study, "Riding Pillion for Tackling Terrorism is a High-risk Policy".
"It gave a boost to the Al-Qaeda network's propaganda, recruitment and fundraising," Chatham House said, arguing that it also provided an ideal training area for Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists and deflected resources that could have gone to help bring terror mastermind Osama bin Laden to justice.
Heck, the prestigious Yellow Dog Blog think tank could have told you that.
Is it a secret to anyone that if you attack an Arab nation, with no substantial reason other than an ally's pack of lies, that a radical element of the Muslim population will be a little steamed at you?
Apparently, that's news to the administration of British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
"The question you have to pose is: what is this report suggesting we should have done? It is suggesting we should simply have put our heads down and hoped that we weren't going to be attacked?" said Blair's official spokesman.
Listen up, mate. There's a massive difference between behaving like an ostrich when it comes to terrorism and attacking another country and killing 100,000 of its people for nothing.
Man, you would think that at least all Brits would have seen the Downing Street Memo, huh?