Thursday, August 12, 2004


The 'papers and the evening news are full of the coach crash in Austria – 5 dead Britons. Heck, how does this compare with Darfur. War, rape, ethnic cleansing, bombing, orphans, forced movement, genocide (though not according to the European Union), refuge camps, more bombings, starvation, rain, floods, thousands dead with disease surely to follow taking thousands more. And now...locusts.

Compare our lack of willingness to send peace-keeping troops (just send £5 million in aid: it's Africa, y'know) with the haste in which we plunged into war with Iraq and Serbia.

:: Posted by pete @ 14:09