Friday, December 02, 2005

An Open Letter

To MP Boris Johnson & MP George Galloway

Has the government of George W. Bush sought to wage war on Al Jazeera? Why was the Official Secrets Act invoked recently by Lord Goldsmith - to reaffirm the confidentiality of US-UK discussions, or to coverup maliciousness?

These governments overstate their assertions, refuse to divulge uncertainty, and aggressively promote highly-troubling chauvinistic political policies. They proactively attack their critics.

A vigorous press should be an important counterbalance. But too few people are willing or able to give voice to objections or to provide correctional guidance.

I am not from a British parliamentary constituency. But each of you represents much more: you have been defiant & bold; you've a freshness and special spark, developed in very different political backgrounds.

Together, and uniquely, you two MPs can shine light on this deadly morass.

Bruce Henry Lambert, D.Phil. (Oxon.)
Stockholm, Sweden