Wednesday 13 November 2002

Europe lacks moral fibre, says US hawk

Richard Perle is one of those war-mongers who I just love to hate, imagine the gall of the man, trying to tell other countries how they should conduct their foreign policy. It's outrageous that someone who advocates mass slaughter in Iraq feels he can lecture anyone who does not conform to his fascist war-like view of the world. And you can be DAMN sure that neither this chicken-hawk nor any of his off-spring will be anywhere near Iraq when the shooting starts! This guy has the moral fibre of a Piranha fish!

Richard Perle, a leading Pentagon adviser on Iraq, last night launched an extraordinary tirade against Europe which he accused of losing its moral direction and providing succour to Saddam Hussein.
"I think Europe has lost its moral compass. Many Europeans have become so obsessed by the prospect of violence they have failed to notice who we are dealing with," he said in an interview with the Guardian.

Mr Perle expressed serious reservations about the United Nations chief weapons inspector, Hans Blix, and the ability of his team to disarm Iraq.

But he reserved his most scathing comments for Germany and Chancellor Gerhard Schröder's new anti-war stance.

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