Monday, August 17, 2009

Dying To Vote

The comment reported by Lindsey Hilsum on last night's Channel 4 News, that the Taliban are threatening to cut off every finger marked with a voting stain, brings to mind some observations I made in an article called 'Neoconservatism and Democracy', oh, the best part of five years ago now.
That British men and women are dying so that Afghans can have their fingers amputated by Granddad is a sick joke. Afghanistan is neither a nation nor a country - it is an ASBO with a flag.

3 Comments:

Blogger James Higham said...

The desire to bring civilization to savages has always been an adjunct of the evangelical spirit but in the case of the Muslims, it's near impossible to civilize them.

17 August, 2009 09:28  
Blogger Paulinus said...

Nice to see what the troops are dying for.

18 August, 2009 14:50  
Blogger Martin said...

P,

Yes...hmmm...

19 August, 2009 06:48  

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