Pretending he just doesn’t see?

Asking rhetorical questions of politicians from the safety of your own web site is a cheap and easy way of scoring points without any serious risk of comeback from the other side, but I can’t let one of Geoff Hoon’s statements in this Time Out interview go unremarked. Commenting on his love for early Bob Dylan, including anti-war songs like Blowin’ in the Wind, Hoon says “I guess my answer to that is that I see those songs as being against a particular war at a particular time.”
Can anyone suggest song lyrics that Hoon might possibly find more universally anti-war than these or these? And on the ‘particular’ question of “How many deaths will it take till he knows…,” Hoon may be interested in these stats showing that by last November more US soldiers had died in Iraq than in the first four years of the Vietnam war.

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