Friday, March 17, 2006

Attack Dog Barks....

John (if he's a bloody doctor i'm Jodie Marsh) Reid has been spouting more nonsense again today with the aim of justifying the actions of his government. According to Dr (yeah, right) Reid, the Iraqi forces have conducted themselves impressively when dealing with 'terrorists'. What this alleged 'doctor' fails to mention is the appalling treatment of many of the people who have been imprisoned. According to some sources, up to 14,000 detainees are being held without charge or trial, a clear breach of international law. Of this number, 4,000 have been held for over a year without charges being brought against them.

I don't know, maybe I am reading this all wrong. I mean, after all, we are trying to export our style of democracy to the Iraqis. In those terms the whole venture has been an outstanding success. We are teaching them to put the concerns of big business before society and that you can lock people up without trial or charge, and then pretend they do not exist. Maybe I should be congratulating Dr (I mean really, doctor??) John Reid and his buddies for being so successful in bringing Western style corruption...sorry, I mean democracy...to the Middle East.