BREAKING: Guardian readers ‘opposed’ the Iraq War


This just in from London:

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Long wrote:

Guardian readers responded with vigor to Ambassador John Bolton’s column yesterday, which defended the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Nearly everyone who took the time to comment disagreed with the war, its motives and many of Bolton’s claims.

As the 10th anniversary of the Iraq war approaches on 19 March, the Guardian is running a series of analyses about the invasion and rebuilding of Iraq.

Given that Ambassador Bolton’s views are contrarian to most on Comment is free, we specifically reached out to readers to respond. (Click here to see the reader responses they published.)

Shocking!

Who would have thought that those who fancy the polemical musings at the Guardian’s London salon which serves as the intellectual hub of the Red-Green Alliance – an alliance which manifested itself in a mass demo in 2003 organized by the “progressive” forces of the Islamist Muslim Association of Britain and the neo-Trotskyite Socialist Workers Party - would have opposed the US led war to overthrow Saddam Hussein.

In other news:

PressTV viewers: We don’t like Zionism so much.

New York Times readers: We believe that Roger Cohen, Nicholas Kristof and Tom Friedman possess valuable insight into how to solve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

Glenn Greenwald fans: We think that the use of drones to target jihadists may be problematic. 

30 comments on “BREAKING: Guardian readers ‘opposed’ the Iraq War

  1. Its not just the Iraq war, John Bolton could be writing anything, even on saving rain forests and BBC/Guardian readers would still burst their hemorrhoids. Bolton to them is an evil Israel supporting neo-con. Reach out to readers to respond! Give me a break, those swivel eyed scaly creepy crawlies need an invitation,

  2. June – its seems you agree with the view that it is our son of a gun doing the killing from the safety of a bunker thousands of miles away so it is alright –

    However you should not get annoyed if others think that is a racist and thoroughly despicable view -

    • Presumably you, habibi, prefer a different form of killing. Such as that practiced against the Kurds in 1988-1990, the Kurds and the Shia in 1991, and the inmates of Abu Ghraib before 2003.

      After all, if you and your kind had had your way ten years ago, you would have just let a mass murderer and a despot continue to do what he wanted.

      Pardon me if I do not bow before your inherent nobility.

  3. Killing first those who want to kill you and using other means than swords and battle axes is racist. Period. Habibi and his rafiqs in arms say so then it must be true…

  4. Peter and tell us how you know somebody is going to kill you – or that does not matter let us kill them and ask questions later – and you ask why do they hate us so much?

  5. No Habibi we don’t know at all. We are so racists that when they say so we don’t believe the lying bastards and start to kill them indiscriminately.
    …and you ask why do they hate us so much?
    Why should I ask when I know the answer already. They hate us because we don’t want to live according to their medieval culture and we successfully prevent them to force us to do it, we prefer to choose freely our ideas after considering their values, we think that people are equal irrespective of their gender, race and religion plus some small (maybe in your eyes irrelevant) advantages of democracy.
    I would be very disappointed seeing them to love me.

  6. peterhungarian – I understand you are proud to be a racist –

    You can still be tried for crimes against humanity but

    • So I’m a racist again. Every time when my opponent has no more arguments then suddenly I become a racist.
      You can still be tried for crimes against humanity but
      But what habibi?

  7. If you propose to kill people suggest you do not believe them occupy their houses who else but a racist will do that – indiscriminate killings is a crime against humanity -

    • ‘indiscriminate killings is a crime against humanity’

      And in 2003 the man and the regime responsible for al-Anfal was finally overthrown.

      So why aren’t you cheering? Or are you some sort of racist cunt who thinks that Kurds are fair game?

  8. Occupy their houses?
    Oh yes, and drinking their blood, poisoning their wells, and selling their organs…
    Not speaking about trying to prevent them hanging gays, stoning adulterers, killing anybody thinking differently.
    BTW which race(s) am I supposed to hate today? Tell me please don’t be shy…

  9. If you propose to kill people suggest you do not believe them occupy their houses who else but a racist will do that – indiscriminate killings is a crime against humanity whatever the justification -

  10. I opposed the war and wanted to go on the march, which I remember the BBC was pushing endlessly at the time. I was only 15.

    If one was held today, I would boycott it, even though I would still be opposed to the war.

  11. you know peterthehungarian you are welcome to your racist corner – I doubt any sensible person takes this blabbering about how the world is against the racists –

    I leave you on your own

  12. you know peterthehungarian you are welcome to your racist corner – I doubt any sensible person takes this blabbering about how the world is against the racists –

    I will from now on stay away from the racist website -

    • habibi your ‘style’ bears a striking similarity to a poster who used to post here called ‘Nat’.
      So are you ‘Nat’ ?
      Or has the organ grinder found a new monkey to post his nonsense on this site?

  13. Natibi is an addict, a slave of his obsession with Jews.
    Nurturing slaves is not consistent with individual responsibility we demand.

  14. I get it peterthehungarian – Rumsfold sold the chemical weapons to Saddam so he can make dinner for Rumsfold visit using the chemical – just as I do with the knife I bought from the hardware shop – Gullible or what?

  15. Sackcloths you may not know this but it was Rumsfield and Bolton who supplied the chemical weapons to Saddam for use against the Kurds & Iran

  16. What is your point Jason? If I had a hardware shop and sold you a knife you massacred your wife with – then I’m responsible for the murder?

  17. Actually, it wasn’t Jason. The chemicals came from German firms, as per Kenneth Timmerman’s ‘The Death Lobby’. But why let the facts get in the way of a rant?

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