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Iraq war as told by the Daleks

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ON CHRISTMAS Day, BBC1 will present a peace-loving Dr Who.

A fictional British PM will implicitly rebuke Tony Blair when she says of the American President: "He is not my boss and he is certainly not turning this into a war."

As the writer, Russell T Davies, emphasised: "There is absolutely an antiwar message because that's what I believe."

I won't go on about BBC bias; if the governors don't want to tackle it, that's up to them. I just wonder if Davies reads his own scripts.

At the end of his last series, Rose used the power of the Tardis to inflict genocide on the Daleks without as much as a second UN resolution.

True, the Daleks wanted to exterminate the human race. But Davies must know that exterminating is a part of the Dalek way of life. As a good BBC liberal, he should not have imposed his values on them but respected their cultural identity.

After all, the fascistic culture of Saddam Hussein's Ba'ath Party allowed the extermination of the Kurds, the Communists, the trade unionists, the Jews, the Freemasons, the Shia, the Marsh Arabs, the Iranians and the Kuwaitis. If the broad-minded Davies would have allowed the Ba'ath to stay in power, why is he so judgmental about the Daleks?

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