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  •  Craig Murray: flawed and courageous (4.00)
    I spent some time with Craig earlier this year.  He seemed to be at loose ends, not quite sure what he's supposed to be doing now that he's thrown away the only marriage and career he's known in favour of a very young girlfriend and a principled stand against torture.

    Unfortunately, Craig has no home in UK politics.  His independent campaign against Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary who fired him, did not fare well enough to tempt another party to align with him.  Labour hates him for showing up their hypocrisy.  The Conservatives can't touch him, and the Liberals don't need him.  Even the Muslim community doesn't trust him, preferring the sure influence they have in the Labour party (regardless of what Labour may do in Uzbekistan).

    I wish him well, but he is a casualty of the Blairite policies along with so many others.

    "Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing - after they have exhausted all other possibilities." Winston Churchill

    by LondonYank on Thu Dec 29, 2005 at 10:54:02 AM PST

    •  Nothing to lose (none)
      a principled stand and a very young girlfriend. Life could be much worse...
      •  Someone politically prominent (none)
        needs to spearhead and expose the atrocities that America and Britian are so enamored of...

        Perhaps he could start there, start advocating for and exposing the truth, and the people who torture, are in the torture business.

        He'd have enough people behind him, goddness knows...

        This goes far beyond water boarding and stress positions...

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