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Thursday, July 07, 2005

"An Act of Folly Without Justification?......It Pours Petrol on a Growing Fire"

I cannot help but wonder whether Tony Blair was (finally) punished, albeit cruelly, for his association with Bush over Iraq.

Was he complacent?

In its editorial of November 4 1956, the Guardian newspaper, in response to the United Kingdom's pusillanimous behaviour by then-premier Anthony Eden over the Suez Crisis wrote:

"It is no longer possible to bomb countries because you fear that your trading interests may be harmed... Nations are said to have the governments they deserve. Let us show that we deserve better."

I sincerely hope that this prescient quote will be heeded by the big-wigs in London and beyond.

This is a time of reflection--not reaction.

May those who have lost families console themselves in the knowledge that they shall all, one day, meet their loved ones in a far better place than this often-times cruel world.

Read Anchored Nomad's latest entry on how close her friend came to death.
  • Virgin Slut has also paused for thought,...
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  • Daniel

    At Thursday, July 07, 2005 7:17:00 pm , Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

    Reflection indeed.

    Today we got a reminder that we are at war with someone and the US are our allies...

    At Thursday, July 07, 2005 10:04:00 pm , Blogger laura said...

    do they have any clue on who did this? jeez, and just right after london won the bid for the olympics too. maybe it was timed on purpose to give the brits a scare--who can concentrate on athletics when you are fearing for your life?

    At Friday, July 08, 2005 10:53:00 am , Blogger Emmanuel.K.Bensah II said...

    daniel--aint that the truth!

    laura--there is speculation that it is a terrorist cell of Al-Quaida, but who knows? One blogger maintained that some discrepancies (from the misspelling of some words in the Qoran, etc...) may indicate otherwise.

    you're right about being very afraid -- it supoersedes all else--including your attention


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