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投稿者 木村愛二 日時 2003 年 3 月 13 日 14:22:35:

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【昨日神経失いブレア「武装解除されちゃ困る」本音失言で本日神経取り戻す曲芸】

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トニー・ブレアの大失言!!『我々はサダム・フセインが武装解除を続けるのを許す
ことは出来ない』
http://www.asyura.com/2003/war25/msg/820.html
投稿者 ドメル将軍 日時 2003 年 3 月 13 日 03:01:45:
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これは、イギリスでは少し野党的な『ガーディアン』の昨日(2003/03/12)の記事の論
評だった。

 ところが、以上に対して、早くも翌日の本日(2003/03/13)、『ガーディアン』は、
ブレアの「護衛」に早変わり。「ブレアは神経を取り戻した」と報じた。

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,912995,00.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Print/0,3858,4624004,00.html

After days of setbacks and jitters, Blair regains his nerve

Short and Chirac upset No 10, and US rang alarm bells. But PM is now ready
for war

Patrick Wintour, chief political correspondent
Thursday March 13, 2003
The Guardian

The discomfort of Labour MPs was plain on their faces in the Commons
yesterday, but after wobbly Tuesday in Downing Street moral certitude has
returned to the frontbenches.

At prime minister's questions, Tony Blair gave the impression that his great
decision has been made. There will be war, with or without the support of
the UN security council. Even if a majority of security council members fail
to endorse a second resolution, British troops will go into military action
alongside the US. Moreover, Mr Blair declared - after weeks of speculation
about the legality of conflict - that "we would not do anything that would
not have a proper legal basis to it". He presumably would not risk such a
view unless he felt sure he was supported by the attorney general, his good
friend Lord Goldsmith.

This certainty contrasted markedly from Tuesday, when it appears the lines
of communication between the White House and Downing Street became extremely
fragile.

Rightly or wrongly, the White House was becoming increasingly anxious that
Mr Blair's diplomats at the UN were going an extra mile too far in search of
support from the swing six states. Calls between the Foreign Office and the
state department, and to a lesser extent, between British and US diplomats
at the UN, became difficult.

Mr Bush has always been aware of the political shelter a second UN
resolution would provide Mr Blair in his battle with Labour and British
opinion. But Washington feared Mr Blair was starting to stray over some of
America's diplomatic red lines.

It has been an article of political faith for Mr Blair and Mr Bush to keep
their tactical differences to a minimum in public. But the swing six states,
struggling to make a choice between the US and France, started to discern
Britain was willing to go much further than the US in search of a compromise
and their support.

Britain started to brief discreetly in the immediate wake of last Friday's
report by the chief UN weapons inspector, Hans Blix, that it was not seeking
total Iraqi disarmament by the proposed deadline of March 17 - a date
tolerated by the US, sceptical of the need for a second resolution. Chile -
one of the swing six - demanded to know in detail at a closed session on
Friday what Iraq had to do to comply with the deadline.

Sir Jeremy Greenstock, Britain's soft-spoken ambassador to the UN, saw his
chance. Influential voices in London, including Peter Mandelson, the former
cabinet minister, had long been pressing Downing Street to set out in detail
the yardsticks by which Saddam Hussein's compliance could be tested. Without
some rational yardsticks, set on Britain's terms, the battle for public
opinion, and the swing six, would be lost.

At the weekend the six countries were given a first clear idea of the tests,
all of them drawn from the analyses published by Mr Blix. At the same time,
the swing six suggested either a 45-day deadline for Iraq, or alternatively
April 17. They also wanted it made clear that the passing of such a
resolution would not be taken as an automatic trigger for war.

Britain knew a 45-day deadline was a non-starter for the US, but floated a
deadline of March 28.

But the word coming back to the Foreign Office's political director, Peter
Ricketts, was that the US was not enthusiastic about the British initiative.
Weekend cables from the UN were gloomy. There was little sign that the six
would buy the idea on terms that the Americans could wear. President Bush
would not allow the deadline for action to be pushed beyond two or three
days after March 17, and calls by the prime minister on Sunday to Mr Bush
and Ricardo Lagos, the Chilean president, saw little return.

Sunday and Monday night saw two further hammer blows.

Clare Short, the international development secretary, threatened to resign
from the cabinet on Sunday night, encouraging the Commons rebels on the
Labour backbenches.

On Monday on TV the French president, Jacques Chirac, pronounced that
"whatever the circumstances, France will vote No".

Within the shocked Foreign Office, two interpretations emerged. Either Mr
Chirac, buoyed by international support, had decided to confront the US, the
world's only superpower. Or he had acted in a desperate bid to hold the
nerve of the swing six, to prevent France needing to wield its veto on the
security council, something French business opinion fears. Either way,
France had changed the whole equation.

Mr Blair knew by Tuesday that he would have to focus exclusively on the
swing six. If he did not win them over, he would have to break his pledge
only to go to war if there was an "unreasonable" veto.

With Mr Bush losing patience and the search for a resolution at New York
going nowhere, Mr Blair faced the decision he had struggled for months to
avoid.

He called in his closest cabinet colleagues - Jack Straw, the foreign
secretary, Lord Goldsmith, the attorney general, Admiral Sir Michael Boyce,
the chief of the defence staff, John Prescott, the deputy prime minister,
and Geoff Hoon, the defence secretary. Downing Street has been reluctant to
brief on what must have been a sombre discussion, covering the legality of
British military action if a second resolution was defeated at the UN.

Mr Blair needed little reminding that if he went ahead, the political price
would be heavy. The government whips, battered a fortnight ago, were working
hard to restore support, as a backlash set in against the hard left for
openly threatening to dislodge the prime minister.

But the word coming back to the whips was that Mr Blair had permanently lost
some supporters, and some of them were now prepared for the consequences - a
government led by Gordon Brown.

On top of this extreme tension in London came the explosive comments from
Donald Rumsfeld, the US defence secretary, that the US was contemplating the
possibility of going to war without its closest ally.

Mr Rumsfeld spoke after one of his regular phone conversations with his
British counterpart, Geoff Hoon. The American, under the impression that
Britain might have to hold its troops back, must have been reflecting the
despondent tone emerging from London.

The effect was confusion in political, diplomatic and military circles, and
a midnight call between Mr Bush and Mr Blair to clarify their position.

It was the culmination of a bad few days for Downing Street. But by this
morning the wobble was over. Overnight Mr Blair faced down the difficulties
mounting on many sides and emerged more resolute than ever.

The rebels at yesterday's Labour's parliamentary party meeting were seen off
after overplaying their hand. Mr Blair told MPs at question time that
British troops would fight alongside the US.

The only issue left now for the diplomats to resolve is whether Mr Blair
fights with the support of a "moral majority" of the UN security council.

Either way, in a matter of days, the baton will be handed to the military,
and it will be the speed with which the army achieves its aims that may
decide Mr Blair's fate.
Guardian Unlimited ? Guardian Newspapers Limited 2003
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はい。ここで一日戻って、冒頭の表題に投稿の全文の紹介。

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トニー・ブレアの大失言!!『我々はサダム・フセインが武装解除を続けるのを許す
ことは出来ない』
http://www.asyura.com/2003/war25/msg/820.html
投稿者 ドメル将軍 日時 2003 年 3 月 13 日 03:01:45:

Today at PMQs
Matthew Tempest, political correspondent Wednesday March 12, 2003
This morning's Downing Street briefing revealed that the prime minister
would use PMQs to announce six "benchmarks", which Britain is proposing
should be included in a new UN security council resolution on Iraq.
The foreign secretary, Jack Straw, has just finished announcing the measure
to backbench Labour MPs in a meeting of the parliamentary Labour party.
The conditions include a demand to enable 30 key Iraqi weapons scientists to
travel to Cyprus to be interviewed by the UN weapons inspectors, and the
destruction "forthwith" of 10,000 litres of anthrax and other chemical and
biological materials the Iraqis are believed still to be holding.
Midday Labour's Peter Bradley kicks proceedings off, with a double- edged
question measuring the cost of waiting versus action with the US.
Iain Duncan Smith queries when the vote on a second resolution will take
place.
The prime minister says there will be, and the opposition fires back:
"What is the government's position in light of a veto?"
"The US could go alone, and this country should not take action unless it is
in the national interest to do so," begins Mr Blair, before stressing that
in his view the international community should back up the message it sent
to Saddam Hussein.
Mr Duncan Smith comes back - will the prime minister confirm that he could
commit troops without UN backing?
"The best thing is to go flat out for that second resolution," says Mr
Blair, and begins to list his new set of tests for Iraq to demonstrate its
compliance.
He mentions anthrax, and the unmanned drone plane.
12.05pm "Does cabinet collective responsibility apply to this situation?"
ponders the Conservative leader.
"Of course it does," responds Mr Blair, as Tory backbenchers chorus "where
is she?"
in reference to Clare Short.
"It's perfectly understandable for him to score points, but it's better if
we discuss the substance," replies Mr Blair, attempting to out-statesman the
opposition leader.
Mr Duncan Smith comes back by quoting Ms Short's full "reckless" speech -
"the prime minister's big tent is not big enough to include Clare Short and
Donald Rumsfeld - which is it?"
demands the Tory chief.
12.10pm Tony Wright, the Labour public administration committee chief,
begins by praising the prime minister's efforts to go through the UN -
always suspicious - before quoting a 1998 document from Bush administration
personnel, including Paul Wolfowitz, saying that Iraq must be invaded.
"Let's work out the right thing to do and do it," Mr Blair flatly replies,
calling such documentation "conspiracy theories".
Again.
Charles Kennedy rises to his feet - has the attorney general advised that an
attack without UN authorisation would be illegal?
Mr Blair merely responds that we would do nothing to breach international
law.
"So, is Kofi Annan wrong?"
blasts back the Liberal Democrat leader, referring to the UN secretary
general's view stated earlier this week that such an unauthorised attack
would be "invalid".
12.15pm Edinburgh MP Mark Lazarowicz asks Mr Blair to keep attention on the
Middle East and push the new Israeli government back towards talks.
Mr Blair merely welcomes the new Palestinian prime minister, and adds that
few in the Middle East will shed tears for president Saddam.
A Lib Dem asks why action in Kosovo required no UN resolution, while action
on Iraq does.
Mr Blair does not answer specifically.
Huddersfield Labour MP Barry Sheerman condemns "undue haste to war".
Mr Blair reiterates the terms of resolution 1441.
Tory Andrew Robathan brings matters back to the domestic, with a question on
education.
12.17pm Colin Challen, Labour, calls for a moratorium on Gats, and
compliments tomorrow's day of action across the EU.
Mr Blair says he "understands the concerns" of the NGOs, but the developing
countries are keen for this to move forward and have their markets
liberalised.
12.20pm Plaid Cymru's Elfyn Llwyd asks simply:
"When will MPs have a vote on whether to commit British troops?"
The prime minister makes his usual statement - that there should be a vote,
pending the security of the armed forces.
Win Griffiths, the Bridgend Labour MP, asks when the prime minister will
visit Indonesia.
Mr Blair answers that the UK is committing several million pounds towards
aiding democracy there.
Julian Brazier, a Tory, gets up to point out that the Muslim world needs to
see "even-handedness" from the US and the UK, in particular in relation to
the Palestinians and Kashmir.
Mr Blair agrees - sort of, while adding the concerns of Israelis blown up by
terrorists.
12.22pm Northern Ireland-born Labour MP Kate Hoey calls for there to be no
amnesty for IRA prisoners on the run as part of the ongoing negotiations on
the Good Friday agreement.
12.24pm Lib Dem Vincent Cable pointedly brings up yesterday's revelation
that the US is now handing out contracts for the rebuilding of Iraq,
including to the vice president's former firm Halliburton, and that the US
president sees war as an opportunity to hand out contracts, which for all
the UK support, we have not been offered.
The prime minister flatly denies this:
"I don't agree with him at all."
12.25pm "Does the prime minister need the support of the parliamentary
Labour party or the country before going to war?", asks a Tory MP.
Mr Blair merely asserts he has attempted to put his case over the past few
months.
Tory turncoat MP Alan Howarth gets up to agree with the MP, and say there
should be no delay until the summer on disarming President Saddam.
Mr Blair agrees, saying there is no way we can leave US and UK troops "out
there for months".
He then attacks those countries who have threatened a veto.
12.28pm John Randall, the Tory whip who resigned this week over Iraq, asks
the prime minister to publish the legal advice the government has received.
Mr Blair replies that this is not the precedent, before making a slip of the
tongue to assert that "we cannot allow Saddam Hussein to continue disarming"
- a moment that may be replayed on TV, if anyone notices it.
12.30pm Loyalist MP Derek Foster gets up to compliment Mr Blair on taking
the multilateral approach.


http://politics.guardian.co.uk/commons/story/0,9061,912662,00.html
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これに対して、即座にフォローあり。

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最近のブレア首相は目がいっちゃってますから本音がでたんでしょう。 − もうイ
ラク攻撃は止めたほうが賢明 −
http://www.asyura.com/2003/war25/msg/823.html
投稿者 あっしら 日時 2003 年 3 月 13 日 03:58:21:

(回答先: トニー・ブレアの大失言!!『我々はサダム・フセインが武装解除を続け
るのを許すことは出来ない』 投稿者 ドメル将軍 日時 2003 年 3 月 13 日
03:01:45)

ドメル将軍、こんばんわ。
「アフガンジハードニュース」の“配達”を毎日楽しみにしていました。
ありがとうございました。


米英は、1411号決議もフセイン政権が素直には受け入れないと思っていたフシが
あるし、査察活動も制限されると踏んでいたのでしょう。

あれよあれよ言う間に査察が進み、「大量破壊兵器」とやらの証拠は出てこずじまい。
(米英ははじめからないことを知っていますから、その通りになったというだけです
が)
そうこうしているうちに、世界中でイラク攻撃反対運動が沸き起こり日を追って大き
くなっていく。
足元の英国でもロンドンで200万人規模の反対デモが展開され、与党の多数派が安
保理決議なしのイラク攻撃に反対を表明している。イラク攻撃に賛成の保守党に助け
られているような状態になっている。

ここ半年ブレア首相を見続けていますが、日を追うごとに、言動から余裕がなくなり、
石破防衛庁長官のように目がいっちゃっている状態を頻繁にさらすようになっていま
す。

これじゃあ、ブレア首相が、「サダム・フセインのやつ、なんで素直に武装解除なん
か続けるんだ」と腹立たしく思うのも無理もありません。

それを言葉に出してしまうのは、失態というより、不適格ということになるのでしょ
う。

ブレア首相は、ブッシュ大統領よりも小利口な分、今回の“大役”により適さない人
物といえるのかもしれません。

(ストロー外相も、小賢しさが言動に出ています)

米英ともに、役者の質が低すぎます。
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 以上。

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