A dick named Cox

What do you call someone who in 2009 believes that ‘Blair must have believed that WMD existed, since even the peace lobby did…[s]eeking to protect oil supplies wouldn’t have been an entirely ignoble concern…he might honestly have thought this would be in our own best interests. Alastair Campbell …could still have believed in the policy he was enforcing’ and thinks In the Loop is a bad film because it ‘excludes the part played by principle’?

There is much that one could criticize about the Armando Iannucci film In the Loop. That it couldn’t be as credulous as the tools in the New Labour press is not one of them. It is a travesty the British press should allow bovine oafs like David Cox to defile their pages.

Author: Idrees Ahmad

I am a Lecturer in Digital Journalism at the University of Stirling and a former research fellow at the University of Denver’s Center for Middle East Studies. I am the author of The Road to Iraq: The Making of a Neoconservative War (Edinburgh University Press, 2014). I write for The Observer, The Nation, The Daily Beast, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Al Jazeera, Dissent, The National, VICE News, Huffington Post, In These Times, Le Monde Diplomatique, Die Tageszeitung (TAZ), Adbusters, Guernica, London Review of Books (Blog), The New Arab, Bella Caledonia, Asia Times, IPS News, Medium, Political Insight, The Drouth, Canadian Dimension, Tanqeed, Variant, etc. I have appeared as an on-air analyst on Al Jazeera, the BBC, TRT World, RAI TV, Radio Open Source with Christopher Lydon, Alternative Radio with David Barsamian and several Pacifica Radio channels.

2 thoughts on “A dick named Cox”

  1. This guy Cox has obviously taken the advice of Blair’s former ambassador to the US,Sir (I paid for my knighthood) Christopher Meyer’s advice and tried to get as far up the Anglo-US establishment’s arse.
    as humanly possible!

    The Grauniad has stooped to new levels of degeneracy in this threadbare defence of the elite war-mongers like Blair and their careerist camp-followers like Short who made us ashamed of our country.

    Elite cyphers like Cox who peddle the idea that Blair believed in what he was doing when he attacked Iraq,helped the US install an occupation,ignited a resistance war that became a civil war that took down the state of Iraq,and set up a repressive Shia regime and has has led to the deaths of over a million people was sincere and should be absolved should like Blair,Bush and Campbell be in the dock in The Hague.

    They are abetting war crimes that have destroyed peoples lives and set off a train of events likely to obliterate many more.

    These so-called journalists are prostituting their profession in the same way that a previous generation of reporters and historians allowed statesmen like Wilson and Roosevelt,thoroughly in thrall to Israeli Lobby fifth-columnists like Baruch,Brandeis,Wise et al,to get away with the fact that they conspired to allow a hundreds of thousands of European Jewry to perish during WW2 simply to create the rationale for a Jewish state in Palestine to exist.

    The official historians and corporate journalists who cover up and make excuses for such crimes will one day have to face their maker.

    That day will be the only Day of Atonement for which they should not be late!

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