Thursday, 15 January 2009

David Miliband:: Terrorism is a deadly tactic, not an institution or an ideology

David Miliband the Foreign Secretary has said that the term "war on terror" was a mistakes because it "implied a belief that the correct response to the terrorist threat was primarily a military one."

He said by lumping all group into one "terrorist" pot, we have unified "groups with little in common."

"Terrorism is a deadly tactic, not an institution or an ideology."

"We must respond to terrorism by championing the rule of law, not subordinating it, for it is the cornerstone of the democratic society. We must uphold our commitments to human rights and civil liberties at home and abroad."

Finally got the courage to speak, when Bush is leaving Office and the next President, Barack Obama, does not hold the same blinkered views.

Unfortunately, it is 7 years too late.

The Palestinians of Gaza have been terrorised for 3 weeks.
Does he or the British government want to champion law and human rights or only subordinate them?

The Foreign Affairs spokesman for the Lib Dems said: "Mimicking President-elect Obama's lines days before his inauguration does not show leadership."

The Scottish National Party leader said: "This is rank hypocrisy. His government acted as a poodle to the Bush doctrine in Iraq and elsewhere."

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