They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Friday, July 28, 2006

Mr Blair goes to Washington

Mick Smith Weblog

Tony Blair flies to Washington today to get his orders from George Bush on how they should continue to stand back and implicitly condone Israeli air attacks on civilians in Lebanon. I would really like to know how many British voters - or come to that how many Labour voters - our great humane leader represents in his support for Bush and his rather strange ideas on how to win "the Long War" on terror.

Blair loses no opportunity to flaunt his humanity when there are rock stars like Bono and Bob Geldof around but suddenly faced with large numbers of innocent Lebanese dying, his humanity seems to have deserted him. Read more

db: We are told that this bombing of civilians in Lebanon is part of the great 'War on Terror'. We are killing civilians over there so that civilians don't get killed over here [I havn't heard this line yet from our leaders but it's a good one and should be considered]. The trouble is, like with so much we do in the WoT, the strategy of blocking an immediate ceasefire plays directly into the hands of Osama bin Laden. Does anyone think that he wants a ceasefire? An immediate end to the senseless killing? A settlement based on international law, humanitarianism and mutual understanding? No is the answer - AQ want things just the way they are.