Saturday, October 29, 2005

Thank all and any Gods for Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk comes up with some wonderful stuff here
But sometimes I find him a very lonely voice of sanity in a mad world of media made bubbles.

"We have not counted on the Churchillian vision of Lord Blair.
"I have never come across a situation of (sic) the president of a country
stating they want to wipe out another country," he told us on Thursday. Oh
deary me. What can we do with this man? For Rome was rather keen, was it
not, to wipe out Carthage (delenda est Carthago, Tony)? And then there is
the little matter of Herr Hitler - a regular bogeyman for Lord Blair when he
stares across the desert wastes towards the Tigris - who insisted that
should be wiped out, who turned Czechoslovakia into the Nazi protectorate
of Bohemia and Moravia, who allowed the Croatian Ustashe to try to destroy
Serbia, who ended his days by admitting that his own German state should be
wiped out because its people didn't deserve him.

But now let's listen to Lord Blair of Kut al-Amara again. "If they (the
Iranians) carry on like this, the question that people are going to be
asking is: when are you going to do something about this? Can you imagine a
state like that with an attitude like that having a nuclear weapon?" Well
yes, of course we can. North Korea. Whoops! But they've already got nuclear
weapons, haven't they?

So we'll ask a different question. Exactly who are those "people", Lord
Blair, who might expect you to "do something"? Could they have anything in
common with the million people who told you not to invade Iraq? And if not,
could we have some addresses, identities, some idea of their number? A
million perhaps? I doubt it."

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