Common-sense article by anti-war writer printed in The Guardian! A sample:
“Just for the record, the Bali bomb, which killed 202 people, many of them Australian tourists, happened six months before the invasion of Iraq. The motive, as Clive James has said, had nothing to do with Iraq, much less Palestine. It was because the bombers didn’t like the way westerners danced.”
Although I agree with much of the rest of this piece, the above an untruth that flatters the murderers it seeks to condemn. One stated motivation of the Bali bombers, for example, was to protest against the freeing of East Timor from oppression by Indonesia, the World’s largest Muslim nation, by (amongst others) Australian troops.
Despite this article, I have removed The Guardian from the links on this page and decided never to buy that rag again. What with my longstanding boycott of all Murdoch publications and my complete disgust with the once-great Independent, I’m left with the The Economist. To think it’s come to this:
Clowns to the left of me,
Jokers to the right,
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.