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the more ... the less
the sooner the better
The more he justifies his decision to go to war,
the less the public trusts him.
Braced for criticism from an inquiry
he has every reason to dread, the Prime Minister,
for all the clamour, has little to fear
- even from his rivals and enemies
will survive Butler, but can he ever regain our trust?
Earlier this week, Jack Straw, the foreign secretary,
made unusually forthright criticisms of the Bush administration.
Peter Hain, leader of the Commons, followed suit yesterday
with a strong statement on the US's abuse of prisoners.
"It is a stain on the coalition
and the sooner the better it is got control of
- and eradicated - then we can move forward," he told MPs.
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