April 26, 2005
STOP THE WAR
COALITION ELECTION DEMANDS
Stop The War Coalition welcomes the fact that the lies surrounding
legality and the legitimacy of the war with Iraq has come back
in the run-up to the election.
But we are outraged that, in the face of the overwhemling evidence
contrived reasons for war with Iraq, Tony Blair now refuses to rule
future war with Iran.
Stop The War demands that
* if re-elected, the Prime Minister, will promise that in the face
"plans" to wage war with another sovereign state he will not connive
* all legal opinion for concerning wars must be published
*to know whether procedures have already been put into place to
British troops withdraw from Iraq by December of this year in
with the UN mandate.
"An opinion poll in today's Independent shows 60 per cent of voters
our troops out of Iraq by Christmas in when the current UN mandate
said StW spokesman Chris Nineham.
"If they are to be home by Christmas, then an order must go out
otherwise we must be planning to break another UN mandate.
"As yet more evidence piles up to show how phoney the justification
war with Iraq, all Blair does is shrug his shoulders and say, 'A
had to be made.'
"We want to ensure that there can not be a repeat performance of
decision making. He uses Condoleeza Rices words to ay say there are
plans for a war with Iran but clearly they cannot be trusted. Should
develop then we want an up front assurance that he will say "No!"
"And we believe the precedent for not publishing legal evidence to
the case for this war - and all future wars - should be overturned