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Morrissey Attacks George Bush And Tony Blair
Comparing them to Saddam Hussein...
Daniel Melia

Morrissey has attacked George Bush and Tony Blair calling them "egotistical dictators" and saying they are the same as Saddam Hussein.

The former Smiths front man was answering questions put to him on fansite and was asked about his political stance.

He responded by saying that he has no particular alignment but went on to say: "I find myself opposing barbarism, that's all. People like Blair and Bush have proved that in order to succeed in politics you must be cruel and morally bankrupt."

"I see no difference between Blair or Bush and Saddam Hussein - all egotistical dictators. Perhaps the only difference is that Blair and Bush do it with a smile. Murder and smile .... as Shakespeare said. Good people do not succeed in politics - it's impossible."

He added: "I also think that most people have lost faith and trust in politics, and this can only be because most political leaders prove themselves to be contemptuous of the people who elect them."

"When Bush decided that he would have a state visit to England, Blair described the anti-Bush protestors as ‘these people’ - even though ‘these people’ were in fact the ordinary people of England who had probably voted Blair into government. But, Blair was prepared to attack his own people in order to avoid upsetting Bush. This is what happens in non-democratic countries."

Morrissey, a well known vegan, also went on to voice his support for violence against people who hunt and animal testing laboratories. He said: "With people in the world such as Jamie Oliver and Clarissa Dickson Wright there isn't much hope for animals."

"I support the efforts of the Animal Rights Militia in England and I understand why fur-farmers and so-called laboratory scientists are repaid with violence - it is because they deal in violence themselves and it's the only language they understand - the same principals that apply to war."
He went on to say:

"You reach a point where you cannot reason with people. This is why the Animal Rights Militia and the Hunt Saboteurs exist. They are usually very intelligent people who are forced to act because the law is shameful or amoral."

"In England, animals are hunted to the point of extinction, and then a great effort is made to save and reintroduce animals, and once they are re-established, they are then hunted back to the point of extinction. Everybody needs to hate something, it seems."