What kind of moron does US General Rick Lynch think we are? I'm watching News Hour with Jim Lehrer. Lynch was holding a press conference trying to tell us we are not seeing the emergence of an Iraqi civil war, it's just the Iraq security forces putting down insurgents.... thousands and thousands of insurgents. Yeah and black isn't black, it's now "non-white".
Speaking of the middle east, I saw Syriana today. Powerful film, easily the best film I have seen in the last year. I had a headache and felt sick as I left the cinema. Another Section Eight hit run, their strongest yet. This is an amazing year for Hollywood. A small group of film-makers are on the front foot in presenting to the general public some of the things that are wrong with western imperialism and demonstrating why the short-sighted policies of the last 60 years, and our continued addiction to middle-eastern oil, is coming back to bite us on the arse. Go see it, tell your friends to go see it, then come tell me what we are going to do about it.