(*Above: Tony Blair, currently busy bringing peace to the Middle East)
I’m in a quandry. After nearly suffering a debilitating Anger Stroke over the suggestion that Tony Blair should be EU President, I’m now finding myself wildly swaying between two points of view; he should absolutely NOT be, and, actually he should…
Here, arguing the brilliantly mishcievous case for ensuring the fucker DOES get the job is George Monbiot, whilst on the other hand with the more traditional and generally popular view that he he should basically just go burn in hell – though far better expressed – is Mark Steel.
Which to choose, which to choose… Oh – hang on. We don’t choose. There’s no bloody vote is there.
Pic; original source unknown.
I must admit to still being close to incandescent with rage at the idea that Blair might be some kind of shoe-in as EU president. I’m certainly outraged at Glenys Kinnock proclaiming him “the UK’s choice” (I sure as fuck didn’t vote for him… did I miss something?) but on the bright side I’m confident of the IQs of our friends on the continent that they wouldn’t possibly stand for it.
Although I would like it if they had a bit of fun by voting for him, got him over there and then ran him straight off to the Hague for trial…
Steve Bell, as usual, gets it spot on.
Tom Lehrer famously said that political satire was obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973.
No matter, it seems that these things are somehow either circular or simply launch into another realm of absurdity as news confirms that our own very special lying dissembling scumbag of a war-crim / mid-east-peace-envoy Tony Blair looks ever more set to become the first EU president.
You really couldn’t make it up.
The undisputed winner of “Ironist of the Week” – despite the fact the week started only hours ago – surely has to be Labour leadership pretender and pipsqueak in chief, David Milliband.
Over the weekend (in his marathon run of around a dozen meeting speeches at the party conference… nothing to do with ingratiating himself with lots of different groups in these feverish times for the party…) he has said that Labour needs to be honest – even about Iraq – and follows this up with the fabulous soundbite that “even though Saddam Hussien tried very hard to convince us he had weapons of mass destruction, it turns out he didn’t”.
As stabs at honesty go, that falls pretty far wide of the mark.
In the sense that it’s utterly dishonest.
As you are so clearly in need of a reminder Mr Milliband, Saddam actually did the complete opposite and tried very hard to convince you that he *did NOT* have such weapons; so did all the various independent international weapons inspection teams. It was you, your PM and other shitwits like you that chose to deliberately ignore all information and intelligence grounded in reality and make up your own to justify the occupation and plunder of Iraq.
Please look up the definition of ‘honesty’ before spouting crap like this.
Better still, just sod off.