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Libya

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:25 pm on 16th April 1986.

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Photo of Mr Kenneth Weetch Mr Kenneth Weetch , Ipswich 5:25 pm, 16th April 1986

I do not see the relevance of that intervention. The point I am trying to make is that, even in the face of terrorism and the basic emotional response to which terrorism gives rise, it is wrong to indulge in bombing.

The Americans take a very simplistic view of world affairs. On the one side there is moral good; on the other side there is great moral evil. For a while moral good is up against it, but do not worry; the cavalry is coming over the hill. Unfortunately, that is President Reagan's view of world affairs. He views this action as a B-movie incident.