Tag Archives: George W Bush

Dick Cheney’s Bad Memory on Torture

Although we are used to cynical politicians distorting the truth and deliberately misleading the public, ex Vice President Dick Cheney’s pre-9-11 anniversary speech about the US use of torture was notable for what appears jaw-dropping effrontery. According to Cheney as … Continue reading

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The US Debt Crisis – Constituency Madness

I am hoping I have misread the situation, but from the distant Island where I sit, it appears we have been treated to the unedifying spectacle of Washington politicians using a principle of unintended but inevitable self harm to protect … Continue reading

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GADHAFI: OH DEAR, DO YOU THINK WE MADE AN ERROR?

And now the Republicans tell us that President Obama has been too slow in reacting to the need to get rid of Muammar al-Gadhafi. Did I miss the previous US Administration noticing that Gadhafi was in any way totally unacceptable … Continue reading

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THE SUNNI SHIA DIMENSION TO REBELLION IN THE MIDDLE EAST

The majority of casual observers in the West have taken some time to realise that one of the most serious dimensions to the current unrest now reaching boiling point in places in the Middle East is a replay of the … Continue reading

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