The Rt Hon Clare Short MP
(Secretary of State for International
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Subject: 10 minutes to midnight
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 11:21:07 +0000
Dear Ms Short,
Like many others (possibly millions I suspect all around
the world), I felt both relieved and delighted by the timely way you
recently spoke out regarding the "deeply reckless" way in which some senior
UK and US politicians appear so OVER KEEN to rush into an
all-out major war which could possibly be avoided.
Long may you remain in a position to behave in what I see
as such a highly responsible way.
To your critics I would ask: "What would be the point of Ms
Short (or any other senior politician) speaking out at 10 minutes PAST
Finally, I would like to express the view that you are
probably being a much better friend to Prime Minister Blair than ANY of those
who are at present blindly supporting him: regarding what appears (to me) to be
some kind of personal delusion he is unable to control (by himself).
Mr William Finnerty.
Web Site 1: http://www.finnachta.com/
Web Site 2:
P.S.: You may be interested to read some comments relevant
to war which (rightly or otherwise) are being attributed to Confucius at www