Friday, December 23, 2011

Mea Culpa? You're Joking!

"The misery in Iraq has resulted in democracy - something all the Arab people are pursuing with fervour. Make no mistake that George W. Bush was the catalyst for what is happening in the Middle East today. Nobody wants to be governed by brutal despots and the Arab people are putting their lives on the line in their quest for democracy. Misery is a price they are willing to pay." Letter to The Australian, 30/3/11, James D'Angelo, Melbourne, Vic

OK, the Sunni Vice President is currently the subject of an arrest warrant, signed by no less than 5 judges, on what are likely trumped-up terrorism charges, his bodyguards have been singing like the proverbial canary on television, and it's snap, crackle and pop all over Baghdad as bombs and rockets claim the lives of over 80 people.

But there's one thing as certain as death and taxes: you'll never see a mea culpa from the James D'Angelos of this world. No ray of light is capable of piercing that sort of darkness.

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