Monday 5 December 2016

Blame games

Published 15/09/2011 | 05:00

•Michael Brennan from Waterford claims that: "We caused the deaths of these civilians (Iraqis) through our acquiescence in the invasion and war instigated by Tony Blair and George Bush" (Letters, September 12).

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"We" did, did we? We, the people of a country that can be bounced into bailouts? We, the people who can have our passports forged by foreign assassins in their James Bond-esque plots? We, the people who sold beef to Gaddafi while he sold weapons to our own terrorists?

We have no more a part in innocent lives taken than the dogs in the street. In fact, I think Mr Brennan has a terribly inflated sense of national pride, if he thinks some protest by the Dail could have prevented the injustices!

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