Tim Blair


New Criterion



Sunday, July 13, 2003
WHEN OUR MORAL LEADERS slander public officials without citing evidence, reject their Saviour's advice as to what is appropriately Caesar's and what is God's, is it any wonder their supporters can be found only among those of their former followers who share their political opinions?

The Reverend Professor James Haire says information that is emerging casting doubts on the existence of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction points to a self created serial ignorance among the nation's political leaders.

When WMD evidence is found, does Professor Haire become an atheist? Or is his politics inspired by nothing more than the kind of reporting you get on Auntie?

Professor Haire says what is emerging from the lead up to the Iraq war demonstrates yet again the abysmal moral standards within the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.

And the high standards applying everywhere else.