:: Thursday, 20 February 2003 ::
Okay protesters. Live with this.
The bastard swine Saddam could be complying with Blix. It could be done - avoiding war and all. But that outcome is firmly in Saddam's hands. And he ain't taking the chance. Imbecilic violent leadership taking advantage of imbecilic Australian and other marchers for peace. To bring war to a more likely head.
I share the view of our PM.
Urgh. The protesters, and I know one who I really respect as a clever man and a good man. But the hippy shit and the bleating about democracy and listening and 'doing something' is just pathetic. Other night I saw some old woman going off to be a human shield. Asked how she will deal with the possibility she may have to act violently against Oz troops, if she follows through on her views, she actually said 'I cannot think about that.'
'I cannot think about that.'
Pilger all over, eh? 'I cannot think about what I am doing in a real consequential way because then I will see how mean my motivation is and how, deep down at the very root of my being, I am a jackass.'
Really. She is going there with Dominican Nuns. Love nuns. Love nice old ladies. Not gonna give 'em a round of applause when they act stupid.
UPDATE: I never did link to this but I thought it was good. For Paul Kelly.
:: WB 12:03 pm [link+] ::