Iraq a disaster? Yup, sez Blair…

Tony Blair agreed with Sir David Frost’s remark that the endless violence in Iraq since the ‘liberation’ had “so far been pretty much of a disaster”. Downing Street spin doctors and other worthless people have already rushed forward to say that the meaning was ‘taken out of context’ (can’t they ever think on a better excuse for these slips?) and that this wasn’t exactly what the Prime Minister meant; in fact what he meant to say was the situation was a fucking disaster…

Elsewhere in his troubled government ministers at the MOD have admitted they have been taken by surprise by the level of combat British troops have had to face in southern Afghanistan (while other NATO countries bravely stay well put in the North). Allegations that poor planning has contributed to the large number of casualties have been levelled at the MOD. Some military analysts said the ministers were totally unprepared for serious combat because of a simple error: they confused Hellmand province with Hellman’s, a region internationally famous for the production of rich, creamy mayonnaise. Generals and ministers have denied this, but critics point out it would explain why the regiments of the Queen’s Own Royal Condiments were initially deployed.