Monday 11 September 2006

he came dancing across the water...

Quotes of the Week

"If you kill one terrorist and one hundred civilians, are you further away from terror - or nearer?" John le Carré

"On September 11 2001, America felt its vulnerability even to threats that gather on the other side of the Earth. We resolved then, and we are resolved today, to confront every threat from any source that could bring sudden terror and suffering to America. " George W. Bush

Number of victims on 11th September 2001: 2,996 (2,948 of those are confirmed as dead, but heartbreakingly 24 of those are reported dead and another 24 are simply reported as missing).

Estimated number of civilians killed by the military intervention in Iraq: 41,650 - 46,318

"I think it's clear that we are safer but not really yet safe" Condoleezza Rice

Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it.Noam Chomsky


  1. I don't understand. Le Carre eh? A Frenchie?? Darn liberals!

    The problem with the French is that they don't have a word for entrepreneur.

  2. Hee, hee...

    Smart bloke that David John Moore Cornwell.

  3. I just don't understand how a man like Bush can be expected to run a country. How can people honestly believe that he is a great leader and not some half-brained f*ckwit.

    ...getting angry now!!!

    How can people put up with him??

  4. This is quite good:

  5. What will historians make of Bush in years to come? Those facts and figures sum up just how astonishing it is that the US and UK and the "coalition of the self-righteous" have got away with it.

  6. I (heart) Noam Chomsky. He always says what I am thinking, only way more succinctly.

  7. Adem - several reasons. a lot of people have this mentality that if you are elected president, you have godlike wisdom, and opposition to that makes you unpatriotic and a hater of your own country.

    And most people now do believe he's an asshat. Polls a few months ago put him at an approval rating that was almost on par with Nixon's before he resigned. Doesn't get much worse than that.

  8. One last comment...watching the news last night, they had a numbers count a bit like this....the difference? Well, it seems that only Americans counted: they compared the number dead in the WTC collapse with the number of US soldiers who'd died in Afghanistan and Iraq. No, no, we're not narrowly focused, at all.