Saturday, March 14, 2009

A New Just Iraq


Muntazer al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist who hurled shoes at Bush, was given three years to be enjoyed in the humane, pristine and hospitable new prisons of the peaceful and democratic Iraq. There's a lesson to be learnt here. If you drop bombs over a school or a hospital, you earn prestige, badges, awards and lucrative contracts. You hurl a shoe or two and all you get is a 3-year sentence. Mr Al-Zeidi lacked ambition.

1 comment:

Peter Kane said...

Blair's greatest legacy is a billion pound a year war which we cannot afford nor win.