Evil

dug dug Follow May 09, 2003 · 1 min read
Share this

To misuse a phrase from Blue Velvet, …why are there people like Frank in the world? Read the papers this morning and didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. The sheer Orwelian-ness (is that a word?) of the Iraq situation, combined with the unstopableness (now that can’t be a word?) of the American machine have sapped my will to argue. I’ve spent the last month composing and re-composing posts to this blog, but in the end never posted them as I used to foolishly think I might just get one or two readers to reconsider their position on the issues but have now lost all hope.

In the end I find this debate is a cruel rock. The opposing camps go over the top and human rights, humanist values cherished for centuries pile up in body-bags while the fucking front line doesn’t budge an inch. Frankly, it makes me sick.

The two faces of Rumsfeld
2000: director of a company which wins $200m contract to sell nuclear reactors to North Korea
2002: declares North Korea a terrorist state, part of the axis of evil and a target for regime change

Randeep Ramesh in The Guardian, Friday 9, 2003

Under the US proposals, a new body comprising Britain and the United States - known as The Authority - would decide how income from the sale of Iraqi oil would be spent.

Does “The Authority” not suggest “Oceania”? From the BBC website



Join Newsletter
Get the latest news right in your inbox. We never spam!
dug
Written by dug Follow
Hiya, life goes like this. Step 1: Get out of bed. Step 2: Make things better:-)