From the America-haters at the Independent News:
But yesterday, two-thirds of the way through his virtual declaration of war, there came a little, dangerous, telltale code, which suggested that President Bush really does intend to send his tanks across the Tigris river. "The United States has no quarrel with the Iraqi people,'' he said. In the press gallery, nobody stirred. Below us, not a diplomat shifted in his seat. The speech had already rambled on for 20 minutes but the speechwriters must have known what this meant when they cobbled it together.
Before President Reagan bombed Libya in 1985, he announced that America "had no quarrel with the Libyan people.'' Before he bombed Iraq in 1991, Bush the Father told the world that the United States "had no quarrel with the Iraqi people''. Last year Bush the Son, about the strike at the Taliban and al-Qa'ida, told us he "had no quarrel with the people of Afghanistan". And now that frightening mantra was repeated. There was no quarrel, Mr Bush said absolutely none with the Iraqi people. So it's flak jackets on.
In fact, that's not just from the Independent, it's the work of the supreme America-hater himself, Robert Fisk The man whose name is synonymous with. . . well, with stupid fucking crackers spewing their ignorance across computer screens worldwide. And Osama Claus did not see fit to have his elves fly a plane into a single one of them. I don't get it. I was good. I kept the spirit of 9/11 in my heart all the year 'round. And still I get the equivalent of coal in my stocking.
As for their president's speech, I imagine that if I believed the US had the moral authority to declare the UN "irrelevant" I'd be applauding it as forceful or brilliant or something equally unimaginative. Since, like the majority of the planet, I'm actually sane, I found it arrogant, hypocritical and infuriating.
However, might makes right and white makes right, so yay Bush. Celebrate by sharing some crack with your niece or something.