an open letter to David Cameron over THAT ‘terrorist sympathiser’ comment blunder
These are dark and dangerous times and we need wise and clear heads.
We need thinkers.
We need people who can see the big picture and frankly you seem very out of your depth. You have reduced a fierce, impassioned and crucial debate which has good clear voices on both sides down to a stupid and glib playground taunt that makes no sense.
Ugly talk. Trash talk. Not serious talk in serious times.
Calling someone a ‘terrorist sympathiser’ is a new low. A real lack of judgment. Some war leader you are going to be.
Maybe you regret saying it by now? Maybe your spin doctors went to far and you mouthed the line without thinking? Maybe calling someone a ‘terrorist sympathiser’ sounded good before it was uttered in public.
Dave, it’s hard to remove the image of the Bullindon Club from my mind. Those faux new romantic outfits and that sense of entitlement. It was bad enough when you were raging around Oxford with your expensive friends like a Spandau Ballet on steroids mob running amok in the dreaming spire .but when you were allowed to run the country it was another depressing moment.
We are about to enter a long and dirty war that may have no ending. You may be able to coerce Parliament into the war but most of the UK is not with you. People are genuinely worried out here. People want to hear clear arguments. People want to know if there is a truth – not this blurred confusion.
You can’t fight a war on a quicksand.
Calling someone a ‘terrorist sympathiser’ because they don’t agree with bombing vague targets is not helpful, not smart and not what we demand from our, er, ‘leader’.
And lets face it this is going to be a long and dirty war.
There is no plan. There is no idea. Syria has no ‘good guys’ and ‘bad guys’ it doesn’t even have sides. It’s a patchwork of tribal wars and meddling agendas from big powers who are all on different pages. This situation makes the First World War look simple.
Dave, you haven’t thought beyond a couple of days of long range bombing against a savage and vague enemy that no-one can pinpoint and who are spread all over the world.
Don’t forget that Blair’s war has been widely recognised as a fraud and this war is even more blurred.
Of course Isis or whatever their name they like to trade under today are ugly and brutal psychopaths and that’s why calling people sympathisers with them is out of order and ruins what has been a pretty well measured debate with both sides presenting their cases with passion and intelligence until you blundered in with this comment.
It’s depressing that it has come to this. Western meddling in the middle east protecting oil and commerce has ended up tainted and dirty and an open running sore.
The eternal war.