AUGUST 3, 2003 - Walter
Mitty. Walter Mitty. I didn't mean to call him a Walter
First, David Kelly, the man who
told the BBC that Tony Blair lied about WMDs, shows up conveniently
How shocking, to Blair. Of
course none of them wanted him dead. They didn't need his
silence, to reverse his words. His death is a terrible,
unfortunate thing, demanding respect and deference.
Yeah, well, with just a couple
of days, before they can even settle the body into its place in the
ground, one of Blair's top people went on a media campaign to try
and paint the now dead Kelly as "fantastical," according the the
Independent (UK) (no relation to The Moderate Independent)
To call Kelly a "Walter Mitty",
as British government spokesman Tom Kelly had, repeatedly, to
numerous different media sources this week, is to try and make the
case to the public that David Kelly was delusional.
There is a real beacon of hope
in all of this. A man named Tom Mangold. He was a good
friend of David Kelly, and also happens to be an investigative
journalist. He will be looking deeply, and suspiciously, into
the death, and reportedly making a film about it.
Today, before attending Kelly's
funeral, Mr. Mangold went to town on Blair's idiotic, corpse-kicking
"Had Dr Kelly been a fantasist
he would not have been the only Briton receiving intelligence
information obtained by the US from Iraqi defectors, he said," the
And there is the inquiry, to be
led by Lord Hutton. Among the questions - thank God - is why
the hell did this man have four electro-cardiogram pads attached to
his body. Was this supposedly the third method of suicide
Kelly used - on top of the pills and slashing his wrist, maybe to
electrocute himself - to ensure his suicide would succeed?
Were the pads a coincidence? Or were they left by sloppy
murderers sent by... someone... who were supposed to knock him
unconscious, shock his heart to death, ensuring that the often
unsuccessful method of wrist-slashing didn't need to succeed to shut
An interesting week to come in
Britain. At least today the media respected the family's
request to stay away, and they got to lay their beloved David to
Now, no rest for the living.