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Saturday, October 08, 2005 

Fisking Bush

Professor Juan Cole's Informed Comment blog should be required reading for anyone looking to understand the war in Iraq, and the Middle East in general.

In a new post, Cole tackles Bush's high-profile speech last week. John over at Irish Eagle considers it a success, and that "the eyes are now back on the prize". Reading Cole's rebuttal, though, gives a whole different perspective, showing up the impossibility of taking any part of Bush's speech seriously. Too many commentators still have faith in an Emperor with no clothes.

How many times can Bush peddle falsehoods about al Qaeda and be given a free pass on it by otherwise smart, intelligent people? Why do clearly decent people still have confidence in a political leader who is either an ignorant fool or a compulsive liar?

"Libel"-Richard Waghorne
"Attack blog"-Damien Mulley

About me

  • An early-thirties male Irish technologist living and working in Dublin, I'm a former (recovering) member of both Fianna Fáil and the Roman Catholic Church.

    I'm not a member of any political party these days, but my opinions can be broadly categorised as 'lefty' and republican. I am also a former member of the Irish Defence Forces.

    Please feel free to check out the FI Fie Foe Fum group blog, where I was once a regular contributor, and the Cedar Lounge Revolution, where I can usually be found in the comments.

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