Friday, 2 September 2005


So Ken Clarke, the last "big beast" in the Tory jungle, went for the "third time lucky" pitch yesterday and in his opening speech suggested that Blair is probably one of the few people left who cannot draw a relationship between an increased risk of terrorist attack and the military excursion in Iraq. Today we hear the flat vowels of someone from Leeds trying to justify blowing himself up on a tube train in the name of a faith which, true adherents know, opposes violence - especially against innocent women and children. We watch in sadness and incomprehension as part of the most powerful country in the world suffers great pain and is still waiting for a full scale relief operation - it's taking far too long to get supplies and support there. Some commentators are suggesting that the military support available is reduced because of the soldiers serving overseas. There is already discussion about aid for the Gulf Coast states and a few people have commented that they hope the rebuilding work isn't directed only to Dick Chaney's companies.

2 careful considerations:

Angie said...

(sighs) It's all very depressing. And very frustrating. It's unbelievable that we cannot get our act together and help these people out.

I was watching the news last night, this one mother handed her 2 yr old son to someone on one of the buses, and was about to get on herself when she was pushed away from the crowded. By the time she got back up to the front, the bus took off. Six hours later she was still not able to get on another bus, no one would listen to her and her 2 yr old was off to Houston alone. :(

This whole thing is a huge mess. Great, I'm starting off my morning upset again.

GaffaUK said...

I don't think strapping explosives and randomly killing people can every be justified. I also don't believe that anyone can really claim that there is no link to the recent terrorism and the deceptive and illegal war in Iraq without either lying or being very simple minded. Whilst I don't vote Tory - at least Ken Clarke was one of the few Tories consistently against that foolish war.