Used as we all are now to the verbiage that has accompanied global instability and War,
the London Independent has allowed Dick Cheney a column (just for today) on the issue
of the words he and his ilk have used to rationalise and justify the War on Terror.
I think that he beleives that he has suceeded in making the world a stable and happy place
by backing up the propaganda with the actions, which says a lot for the uses of scientific
advances and their hiving off into killing machines of a more advanced nature than was
available in previous wars.
(My but we have come a long way! Corrupting technological advance for the purpose of
One of the funniest statements by Cheney involves the justification of the War on Terror
(or if one prefers: Shock and Awe is that terrorists have degraded formal and acceptable
conventions on Warfare ( I papraphrase), such as one would presume Conventions
on imprisonment, torture, rendition, weaponry and of course the utilisation of International
Like Gunn was never arrested for whistle-blowing the spy scandal at the U.N by GCHQ
and US/UK modelled themselves the Coalition of the Willing. London Independent
was a newspaper beloved of Tony Blair, indeed , he always mentioned it in his criticism
of certain forms of News-gathering.
Maybe others feel different and feel safe?