There is a long lasting war going on in many places between Islamic fundamentalists and the major Western democracies. The war is shown in small actions of great violence and in large actions of little violence. Nations have been invaded, lives lost, prosperity and economies ruined and people have been degraded. This has happened to both sides, and as is usual no one actually wins a war, but whose fault is the war? (more…)
A number of nations under the NATO umbrella, mainly the United Kingdom and France, supported by the United States of America, are conducting a bombing campaign in Libya, ostensibly to protect Libyan civilians against the excesses of the present Libyan government. The bombing is authorised by a UN resolution authorising all necessary measures. The Libyan government is fighting a rebellion, and there are fears that in the course of putting the rebellion down, the Libyan government will injure and kill many people, including people who are not fighting. (more…)
I remember Tony Blair frequently telling the nation that from time to time leaders have to make hard decisions and that he was the person responsible for making them. That was his job. He had to make hard decisions.
Gordon Brown also thinks it is necessary to convince the nation that he is no softie and is also capable of making the hard decisions that the country expects him to make. In the United States George Bush also talks about how he can and does make hard decisions. (more…)
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