Thursday 1 August 2002

Kiss my arse or I'll kick your head in!

US foreign policy can be defined as follows: 'Kiss my arse or I'll kick your head in.' Saddam refused to kiss America's arse so Bush is going to kick in the head of the leader himself. US action is ill thought out, ill considered, misjudged, miscalculated, disastrous. It is also totally illegal and probably represents the last nail in the coffin of the US Middle East "engagement". The justification for the action demonstrates a profound hypocrisy on the part of the US and UK. Sanctions on Iraq - led by those countries - have killed nearly one million Iraqi children. That's genocide for you - in no uncertain terms.

Saddam is undoubtedly ruthless and savage. So is Bush although he can really be so sweet on television. Blair is the one who kisses Bush's arse fervently and dreams that he is Mrs Thatcher. The level of intelligence employed in this whole enterprise is pathetic if not infantile. The US is now a highly dangerous force, totally out of control.

Adapted from: Artists against the war - Guardian Unlimited