04 November, 2006

"Crazy" David Cameron

Quentin Davies, Conservative MP for Grantham and Stamford and a former shadow defence spokesman, has said that David Cameron's support this week, for a Scotch and Welsh Nationaist demand for an immediate inquiry into the Iraq war was "crazy". The Guardian reports that Davies told the BBC,

What the resolution said was that there should be an inquiry now with an open, public inquiry conducted by seven privy councillors into a military operation that's still going on.

I think that's an absolutely crazy idea and I can't understand that anybody responsibly would have wanted to go for it. Why we did that I don't know ... I didn't vote for it but most of the party did."

He added: "It's quite unprecedented, of course, in any kind of military operation to have a public inquiry like that while things are going on.

"Either it's a full and frank inquiry or it's not. If it is, then you're signalling to the enemy all your plans and all your weaknesses, and that can't make any sense at all.

"I think that soldiers serving out there in these very difficult conditions would have been just as amazed as I was."
Common sense from a Conservative MP. Perhaps there is hope for the party yet, despite the dismal leadership.

Link: BBC

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