Jagger Slams Blair Over Iraq

ROLLING STONES rocker SIR MICK JAGGER has continued the political theme of his band's current tour - by attacking British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR's handling of the US-lead war in Iraq.

The singer confesses backing the initial decision to remove SADDAM HUSSEIN from power - but was "shocked" when it was revealed a dossier detailing Hussein's possession of weapons of mass destruction was exaggerated by the British Government.

He says, "At the time of the Iraq invasion, "I was ambivalent; getting rid of Top of Saddam Hussein was a gift for humanity and I thought that there was a coherent plan to put Iraq back on its feet. (But it) shocked me to know that Blair already knew that the weapons of mass destruction were simply an excuse and that there was nothing planned for the day after (the invasion)."

Jagger also fears much for the future of Iraq - still the site of much conflict two years after Hussein's regime was toppled.

He adds, "If we do not take intelligent steps, a part of Iraq will end up becoming an Islamic republic, a puppet of Tehran."

Last month Jagger hinted one of the band's new songs, SWEET NEO CON, is a critique of US President GEORGE W BUSH's regime.


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To All Who Desire The Truth, Sir Michael Philip Jagger is absolutly correct in his assessment of Mr. Blair's and Mr. Bush's self centered political and military actions in Iraq. One must believe and understand that Mr. Jagger is with out doubt one of humanities most knowledgeable and sincere voices of love, truth, and reason. Always remember my fellow human beings that Mick has been compossing devine genius like asthectic feelings since he was a child. For 40+ years no other human being who has ever walked the face of this troubled planet can be credited as ever doing the same. He is truly GOD sent. We as common mortals should very carefully listen to every word that comes from this spirituial, self-made, worldly, and ultra intelligent man's heart and soul. Sir Michael thank you for your love and concern. Please keep on speaking the devine truth. Sincerly, Michael John Pietromartire (Philadelphia)
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