Monday, March 26, 2007

Great Words

"We the peoples of the United Nations determine to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war which twice in our lifetime has caused untold suffering to mankind."

Tony Benn, British legislator, survivor of the London Blitz and President of Stop the War Coalition quoted those great words from the charter of the UN in the BBC Question period. He went on to say to John Bolton,

"…that was the pledge that my generation gave to the younger generation, and you tore it up, and it’s a war crime that’s been committed in Iraq."

He speaks with great passion and it is quite moving. In the same clip a young woman says, with equal passion,

"…I’ve lost more relatives in four years than in thirty years under Saddam, so I don’t think you can tell me how dangerous Saddam was."

Jon Bolton talks about the "…question for Americans is what is in our fundamental interest" and then has the gall to claim we are not an imperial country. He comes across as arrogant and rather stupid.

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