Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Dubyah's speech just finished.

If he meant what he said, there will probably be a full-scale war going on in Iraq by this time Wednesday night. He did say that if Saddam Hussein (and his sons?!?) "leave" then everything will, apparently, be hunky dory. He didn't say where Sad and the boys should go, and he didn't say what all those US troops would do if they left. Just as well, since that is as unlikely as my finishing my grading.

Why 48 hours? Why not 24 or 72?

Dubyah again said (for no fucking reason that anyone who lives on THIS planet has ever made clear) that Saddam losing power would strike a mighty blow against terrorism BUT (just in case?) everybody in the US (and the "free" countries of the earth: terrorists apparently don't attack unfree countries) should bend over and kiss their asses goodbye now so that it will not be left undone if it is needed later.


As Rupert Brooke once wrote, "[i]t seems I have no tears left."

As William Butler Yates once wrote, "Turning and turning in the widening gyre the falcon cannot hear the falconer; things fall apart; the center cannot hold; mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, the blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned; the best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity."

As Vyvyan from "the Young Ones" once said, "BLOODY! BLOODY! BLOODY!"


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