Empty Days

Saturday, April 03, 2004



I am Canadian. Why would a Canadian have such strong feelings about Iraq and the state of Amerika? Really - isn't it a private US business? Well, no. I wish to God it were but it's not. It never was and never could have been. And sending in the whole of US army does not mean that it's a US-only business. Too bad the world is such a tight neighbourhood. Too bad this administration never gave this fact a second thought. Too bad it always thinks it knows what it's doing. Too bad.

Believe me - if I could just sit there, watch it all and not give a damn I would, I swear. With great pleasure. I hate politics, I avoid newspapers. But sometimes I can't avoid it - sometimes it hits too close to home. Literally.

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Quote of reality:
"We think Nato is simply not the right place where a decision should be prepared or taken concerning the situation in Iraq after 1 July," he said, referring to the date of the planned handover of sovereignty to a caretaker government in Iraq.

Mr Powell had suggested Nato could take over a sector in Iraq or train Iraqi security forces.

But many in Nato have been insisting on a new United Nations Security Council resolution before deploying the alliance's troops in Iraq.
That's exactly how things stand. Why is Bush refusing to cooperate with the UN? No doubt because he believes that it would mean "surrendering" too many benefits - let's waste more of our troops to keep all we want to keep. That's what this means, basically.





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