Month: May 2004

  • Iraqi Political Command

    Get out the blankets, hell has frozen over. Radio the tower, the pigs are landing. Today Mr Blair suggested in his latest speech, that the incoming Iraqi (interim) administration would His exact words – ‘The final political control remains with the Iraqi government. That’s what the transfer of sovereignty means.’ would suggest a scenario of […]

  • Count Yourself Lucky

    If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million who won’t survive the week. If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of 20 million people If you attend […]

  • One I like

    My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But, ah, my foes, and, oh, my friends – it gives a lovely light. Edna Saint Vincent Millay

  • Kill Them All

    I started this article over a year, under the original title of ‘A Final Blind Eye’. Out of frustration, my contention was that the world should just turn a blind eye to the extermination of the Palestinians since it is so complacent in helping resolve the middle east crisis and stands idly by as Israel […]

  • The Disapproving War Monger

    The pictures have been published – some of them anyway. The shock , horror and revulsion that professional soldiers could have debased and humiliated prisoners in Iraq with such inhuman callousness and perversion has been acknowledged and condemned. Public statements that this is not what soldiers do, certainly not what American soldiers should do, have […]

  • Apologies Galore

    Sorry does not seem to be the hardest word in Washington these days. First we had Mr Bush apologise, then Gen. Kimmet. Next in line Donald Rumsfeld sat before a Senate Committee and apologised too. Over here, the line was full too. Mr Straw – the Foreign Secretary said he was sorry as did Mr […]

  • An Ode for our Friend Lazu

    Stand tall, My Friend, like the giant that you are You’ve fought the valiant fight! Soar high, My Friend, towards the farthest star Become surrounded by it’s heavenly light. Leave behind, My Friend, your body so weak Your soul has earned it’s rest. Let your spirit, My Friend, taste the peace that you seek You […]