Monday, December 28, 2009

Don't Panic! Who is John Chilcot?

Posted By on Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 6:51 PM


There's plenty to dislike about living in London.

It's wet. It's cold. It's expensive. In December, the sun goes down before 4 p.m. And for reasons I'll never understand, London radio stations regularly play the music of Robbie Williams.

Living in London has some upsides, though.

You could go to the British Museum every weekend for the rest of your life and never see everything. That's especially true if you walk slowly and plan to die soon. London's Bangladeshi restaurants are incredible. And even if they disagree with me, at least the people in London know what I'm talking about when I complain about how dreadful Williams' music is.

The thing I like most about London these days? Londoners get to browse their daily newspapers and see journalists complaining about how crappy their country's official Iraq war inquiry is.

The inquiry, led by career civil servant Sir John Chilcot, has been criticized from the left, right and center for not pressing witnesses hard enough, for not forcing witnesses to testify under oath, and for not making crucial documents available to the public via the inquiry's website at

Those ungrateful limey reporter bastards! Don't they realize how lucky they are? At least their country has a crappy Iraq war investigation to complain about.

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