A BBC VIEW RARELY HEARD ON THE BBC!

Despite the relentless opposition to the liberation of Iraq, just occasionally the odd sensible comment gets through the propaganda machine..

Frank Gardner, BBCsecurity correspondent tells us what he thought of the 2003 invasion of Iraq…46 mins in.

‘….a massive mistake on many fronts….but having been there we knew what ahorrible regime it was. One of Saddam’s cronies kept a mangle through which hewould feed his enemies feet first. The removal of Saddam and his odious sons removed forever the threat of thatregime ever getting nuclear weapons in the Middle East.This was a regime that invaded Iran invaded Kuwait and butchered the Kurds andyou need to remember that.’

Maybe Frank could spend a little more time updating his colleagues as they seem uniquely ignorant, or uncaring, of this perspective?

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6 Responses to A BBC VIEW RARELY HEARD ON THE BBC!

  1. Craig says:

    David, did you see Mr Gardner’s interview with Lord Tebbitt last year? The issue was ‘forgiveness’ and Frank Gardner and Lord Tebbitt had a surprisingly moving meeting of minds over the issue of the effects of terrorism on its victims. There’s hope for Frank Gardner.  

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  2. David vance says:

    Craig

    There’s hope for us all!

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  3. JohnW says:

    A rare voice of sanity. I’ll bet there are plenty of spare seats around Mr. Gardner in the BBC canteen.

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  4. TrueToo says:

    Interesting. Now if Gardner had praised Israel for taking out Saddam’s nuclear reactor ten years before the First Gulf War I would have fallen off my chair. That would have been a step too far for Gardner and the BBC. Way too far.

    No doubt he lives with a great deal of bitterness over his near demise at the hands of Arab terrorists in Saudi Arabia. One doesn’t recover easily psychologically from being almost killed and left paralysed by merciless thugs. I remember a few years back he came up with a typical left wing, PC statement on how wonderful other members of the Religion of Peace had been to him in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere after the attack and minimised suicide bombing by desccribing it in the mildest possible terms.

    Not that the monster Saddam and his monstrous sons were religious. Anyway, could be Gardner has slowly come to learn who he is dealing with when he gets involved in the Middle East. Be interesting to find out whether he or anyone else from the BBC made any effort to inform people about Saddam’s torture chambers back when it mattered. I guess they took the same route CNN did when it deliberately misled the public for all those years by trying to polish the Iraqi turd. 

    Did a quick Google for Saddam’s torture chambers BBC. All results are from 2003 on – when of course it was safe to reveal the info.

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  5. Grant says:

    I am sure his “line manager”  will have had a word with him.

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  6. AndyUk06 says:

    It’s not so much “sensible comment” that is lacking, though there is that, it is the ever-elusive ALTERNATIVE point of view!

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