Passing: Howard the Schmuck

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A Little Justice: Mass Murder Accomplice Gets Slap on the Wrist        
by Chris Floyd     
Jonathan Schwarz seizes upon the defeat of the odious Australian prime minister, John Howard, to remind us once again how brazenly, how egregiously, and how transparently the leaders of the "Anglosphere" lied in order to manipulate their countries into a war of aggression against Iraq.
 
(You can find the piece here and here.)

As Schwarz notes, the lies that Howard peddled in the run-up to war, which were merely echoes of the same lies being trumpeted by George W. Bush and Tony Blair, were easily disproven -- by plain facts available in the public domain at the time. Yet no corporate media organization undertook to examine the wild, warmongering claims of these leaders and their minions -- while those who did question them were derided as cranks, commies, and "objectively pro-terrorist," anti-American freaks.


 
But these leaders did lie. And they knew they were lying. And they have gone on lying. And they will lie again and again and again.

Yes, John Howard has metaphorically bit the dust in a humiliating electoral defeat. But many thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of innocent people have died because of his lies, and Bush's lies, and Blair's lies (the latter always affirmed and supported by his successor, Gordon Brown).
 
The dust these victims have bitten is not metaphorical -- it is the dirt of the grave. And electoral humiliation is the very least of the punishments that should be heaped upon John Howard and his partners in mass murder.
 

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