:: Wednesday, 12 March 2003 ::
Fair and Balanced. And making it worse.
That is how I see Mr Blix. To many "Could be doing more..." "Is doing something..." "Might be a breach..." "Requires further investigation...".
And my view is shared at The Times.
It is not, needless to say, shared by Robert Fisk.
Make up your own mind. For me, I can imagine the word passing into common parlance:
"Blix" to submit incomplete reports, to fudge or obfuscate, to use unecessarily cautious language when precision is the Key Performance Indicator of your freakin' job, boy. To take the money without taking any of the pain.
I know, I know. It is not an unserious job the man is doing.
But I do believe he is failing to grapple with the central matter he has been vested to resolve - report on Iraq's compliance. Every day that passes is another day of non-compliance.
It has to be said.
:: WB 2:41 am [link+] ::