Compare these two positions:
1. "The security situation in Iraq is improving by the day. Don't believe what the doom and gloom anti-war lefties are telling you- the country is not in crisis- the US/UK occupation is popular and the majority of Iraqis are elated that their country has been 'liberated'. The Iraqi resistance has little support and is widely despised by the Iraqi people. And the vast majority of Iraqi people don't want to see British and American troops leave."
2. "We URGENTLY need to write to our MPs so that Iraqis who worked for the British forces can be granted asylum. They're in real danger of their lives because the Iraqis hate them for working with the occupying forces."
Both are positions that are currently being put forward by the neo-cons and their 'pro-war anti-war' allies. But as I'm sure you'll agree, they are, how shall we put it?- rather contradictory. So which is it lads? If Iraq really is as safe as you say it now is, and the 'liberation' is so popular, why all the hysterical posts on your blogs about the need for us to write to our MPs in order to get asylum for Iraqis who worked for the occupiers?
Surely, if the 'liberation' of Iraq is as popular as you maintain, those who helped the 'liberators' would be regarded as heroes and in no need of asylum?