Tuesday, 2 February 2010

The long awaited Iraq Inquiry.

As Clare Short is finally invited into the Chilcot inquiry, we are now able to open up a solid sealed book of secrets on the legality of the war. Despite Tony Blair's obvious hints towards the proved unlegality of the war, the unflinching and right minded committee members could be considered to be very lukewarm with their questioning. I find that, despite being placed in the to question and scrutiny of those involved in the cabinet at the time and decision to go to war, we are not being exposed the truth. Maybe its in order to not upset the public who are struggling to come to terms with the fact that it is almost certain that we enter the 9th anniversery of entering a war that was not neccesary. Not only does this hurt the reputation of the government who have seen to be falling apart, scandal after scandal, but how will this play up in the hands of labour critics in using militray families as bait to rouse up the public into hatred. The supposed 'war on terror' has now had claims to have been decided upon before the occurance of any terrorist attacks. I believe it is safe to say that the territory we are uncovering is no longer an attack on the business intrested, capitalist led conservative systems of governing of the US and UK, or their aims to unocover oil in the middle-east, but a power hungry freindship in nations using the disease of 'democatric ideals' in order to replicca a cold war victory.

As the people were blind sided by Obamas bid to pull out of Iraq, there was one factor many did not take into consideration; the abondonment of a nation left under the shreads of confused soldiers, a corrupt governemnt and broken down economy. No, the troubles in Iraq are far from over.
But maybe when were celebrating the 2012 games with our laissez faire tory administration, the middle east will be suffering due to the silly games of the UK and US who just wanted those dear old nuces to play with and gallons of oil to consume. with the existence if the long awaited Iraq inquiry, we are led to believe that change is occuring, that Iraq is gaining some solution. However, even though our belated nation is simply attempting to make ammends by clarrifying who is to blame, nothing is done about this.

Overall, a round of applause was indeed neccesary for Clare Short's testiomony. This may be as near to the truth we will ever get. As for the attorney general, Lord Goldsmith, i believe its safe to say hes unable to cover his tracks. After being mentioned several times in Clares Short's statement, it could certainly be clarified that he was a leading figure in covering up the tracks of Blairs friendly chats with Bush, aswell as vastly misleading the governement and keeping the cabinet in the shaodws of a matter which was meant to have been discussed with all cabinet members.

Thursday, 29 January 2009

does the children of our society know enough about politcs?

I believe the time has come for us to truely ask ourselves this. the content of the eductaioon prodided for school children living in the uk does not suffice in including enough information about contemporary society and current day issues.
so many kids wonder the streets with a heat magazine in one hand and a cell phone in the other, blabbing not needed nonsense to whomever. our lives seem to be controlled by media and this large growth of technology. although many use it to find out about issues that are affecting the world we live in, many teenagers do not.
i have noticed that only that few majority who intrest themselves in politics and take it up in AS grade know enough information. maybe even if i hadnt taken it as an AS this year i wouldnt have know this much. how much do we really know abbout or society and our rights? we do not. especially those who are still young and hope to vneture in to the big wide world in the near future, are still not aware of even the heads of their very own government. about a while back i distinctly recall a conversation i had wth my old school friends about politics. and one stated how lousy tony blair was. The aatrosity in not even knowing who you are governed by shocked me.

I was up in romford the toher night, and heard a young, fuggish looking kid talking to his girlfreind about the amazing doings americas new president, Barack Obama will commit. however these kids dont even know the slightest about there own government and the country which thye live in. I find it very ridiculous. Although it is undertsandable that Obamas presidency stunned many ddrawing them into the wavelenth of politics in hope of change, this does not affect us too much. if there was to be an elction sometime soon and the conservatives where to win, many would be stunned by the change that would occur, and wish theyhad gotten involved. but unfortunately itll be too late. however all hope is not lost. we should educate high shcool kids on the goings on in society. on whats happening aorund the world, the terrors of war iwthin the middle east, the relaities of those less fortunate scattered around the world. This is all information we need to know, to suceed. so why does high school teach us certain things we do not need to know, like the length of the sea shores in brazil (geography), and the distance between X and Y (maths), when we are hidden from the facts of life.

I found the step into sixthform especially enlighteneing in shaping my current views as i was finally able to open a curtain which was tightly shut throughout my time as a highschooler. i was not taught such things as how to respond to certain parties and the diferences in there policies, or what to think on pverty and terorism. we were never encouraged nore taught to pick up the guardian or switch on the channel four news. That was all boring and uneventful events. whats the use of that when a classic episode of the sipsons is about to start. School, educationa nd our social life which is often built around shcool at that age shapes us into the adults we are yet to become, and the views we are yet to adopt. However it could be argued that this should not be the case. why are we not encourage to view the society form an earlier age? are we not capable of doing so? or are we being repressed iwthin a hidden totaltierian regime?

i believe at the evry least that kids must be educated in politics and general news. we must be enlightened about the world we would soon embark upon and run. Encouraged to pick up a newspaper, or go to shcool and have more varied converstaions, which include what recently happened in the local area, or whats going on in the rest of the country.