tag : bright yellow-green apples: a bit of current affairs

"I see little point in persisting in a discussion with one so obstinate as you" Martin White

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

a bit of current affairs


figure 2.5. sorry Tony, no WMD here either

What do you mean there aren't any? Next I'll be hearing that things aren't going quite according to expectation in Iraq, or that they're still hurridly trying to come up with organisational plans ad hoc, and then I really won't know what to think any more.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

:oD you're a cynical one, but that adds to the effect... made me smile!


11:28 AM  
Blogger postliberal said...

Starsailor once sang silence is easy. I would say that cynicism is easy when our government says one year that an Iraqi programme to develop WMD is "active and growing", and that of the USA insists on saying that the secular Ba'th party was in cahoots with the Wahabbi Al Qaeda to attack their country, when both are patently absurd. And they still persist in trying to twist things round and say that somehow they weren't wrong! Yeah gads, even St Francis of Asissi would be cynical with this kinda stuff going on ;)

2:54 PM  
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4:48 PM  
Blogger postliberal said...

As you may have noted, I have quite polemical instincts when it comes to a lot of politics. Ask me about it during any election time, and you'll get nice ranty monologues...

12:39 AM  
Blogger Brasil66 said...

Ya know Laurence, since 9/11, distances don't seem quite the safety net they once were, but I would still rather be on this side of the Atlantic for the next several years. We have much welcoming wilderness to escape to when it gets weird, and it is going to get very, very weird...

9:24 PM  
Blogger postliberal said...

I think there’s a little more to fear in the developments of our own countries than any perceived threat from ‘outsiders’., and in this context it’s fair to say that there was never going to be any bursting of the safety bubble from the Iraqi regime. It’s a running theme in my head that the attempts by this political leader and that to drum out a simple ’these people are bad and are to blame for making our world insecure’ is both irresponsible (by accident or design) and wilfully ignorant. I don’t mean so much ’enemy within’ or other such guff, more that our state as a collection of societies is being more profoundly shaped by the actions of people fully part of our societies than any renegade radicals who 'hate us' from without or within.

12:56 AM  

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