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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Bush or bust

Not long ago... our ambassador to the US presented Dubya with a bust of Winston Churchill.

Both Bush and Blair are self-confessed, fully paid up members of the Winston fan club.

So with a
backward glance at the invasion of Iraq and a nod to the on-coming express train of Iran, perhaps now is a time for them to reflect on one of the great mans many proclamations ;

"Let us learn our lessons. Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on that strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realise that, once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events. Antiquated war officers, weak, incompetant or arrogant commanders, untrustworthy allies, hostile neutrals, malignant fortune, ugly surprises, awful miscalculations - all take their seat at the Council Board on the morrow of a declaration of war."

Winston Churchill

7 comments:

  1. Perhaps there was some sense in the old goat after all. Lets hope B and B take note.

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  2. "the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events. Antiquated war officers, weak, incompetant or arrogant commanders, untrustworthy allies, hostile neutrals, malignant fortune, ugly surprises, awful miscalculations".

    That's Cherie covered then.

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  3. "war fever" - 'nuff said.

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  4. Tony the Hairdresser27 Mar 2007, 10:34:00

    "unforeseeable and uncontrollable events. Antiquated war officers, weak, incompetant or arrogant commanders, untrustworthy allies, hostile neutrals, malignant fortune, ugly surprises, awful miscalculations "

    Sounds less like war and more like a week in politics !

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  5. the Vicar said...

    "the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events. Antiquated war officers, weak, incompetant or arrogant commanders, untrustworthy allies, hostile neutrals, malignant fortune, ugly surprises, awful miscalculations".That's Cherie covered then.


    Think he had her covered on ugly suprises.

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  6. "Antiquated war officers, weak, incompetant or arrogant commanders, untrustworthy allies, hostile neutrals, malignant fortune, ugly surprises, awful miscalculations"

    Are you sure this isn't a man by man desscription of the current cabinet ?

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  7. the difference between Blair, Bush and Churchill is that only one of them actually served and fought for his country.

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