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Sunday Mercury SAYS: Never forget.

THE civilised world grows weary of war.

But we must never weary of remembering those who died in conflicts past and present.

And we must never cease to pay tribute to those who died preserving our freedom.

Yet although we are quick to remember, we are too often slow to learn.

In Iraq the lessons of hasty intervention are only now being learned.

George Bush has been brought to his knees by voters in the US.

And Tony Blair finds himself increasingly isolated.

We must now look towards resolving the Iraq debacle.

Because the poppy that we wear so proudly today doesn't just ensure that we never forget.

It also stands as a symbol of our willingness to learn from the terrible mistakes of yesterday.
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Nov 12, 2006
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