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Jack 'n' Meg [May. 6th, 2006|10:14 am]
Tony Grist
Jack Straw got bumped from the Foreign Office because he believes it would be "nuts" to go to war with Iran.

Bush rang Blair and asked him (queruously) what his boy Jack was on.

British Foreign Secretaries are appointed in the White House.

The new Foreign Secretary is Margaret Beckett- famous for having been around a long, long time and for having never said or done anything memorable (except call Neil Kinnock, a "Judas").

She used to be a leftie, but that was in another country; and besides, the wench is dead.
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[User Picture]From: jackiejj
2006-05-06 03:40 pm (UTC)
I watched The Last Days today, about the final days of the Holocaust in Europe, and I was amazed as I always am how people turned toward Hitler and believed.

I think (expounding the obvious) it's another aspect of the power of the shaman in the tribe--I think Hitler was psychic or something--he certainly had charisma...

The worst of the horror was that families who had once played and worked together were suddenly (perhaps not so suddenly) ripped apart by prejudice, so that a woman who returned to her childhood home in Hungary was still afraid of her reception by former neighbors.

My point is that Jack S said it would be nuts to go to war with Iran, but that simple truth gets him fired. My God.

I'm not comparing Bush to Hitler; I'm just saying that no one is listening to truthtellers anymore. This is scary.

So Bush is lining up his support for Part II of his Holy War. I wish the man would at least learn to say "nuclear," but I have decided it's his stupid stubbornness.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-05-07 02:34 am (UTC)
I suspect he says "nookular" because he thinks it sounds folksy.

People with private access to Bush say he's a lot less of a hick than he likes to appear.

Blair's career is probably shot. This latest cabinet reshuffle has a whiff of desperation about it. He's fast running out of allies.
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[User Picture]From: four_thorns
2006-05-07 11:29 am (UTC)
People with private access to Bush say he's a lot less of a hick than he likes to appear.

well I would hope so, considering he was born AT YALE (his dad was at grad school at yale at the time and they lived in housing for married students), and educated at Phillips-Andover, then Yale, then Harvard. i know he got into all those places because daddy pulled the strings, but still, he's spent most of his life among the elites of the northeast, not the backwoods of texas as he likes to pretend (he was supposed to work one summer as a roughneck on an oil field, but he quit halfway through. it made ol' herbert walker pretty mad, i read.)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-05-08 02:41 am (UTC)
The truth about Bush- that he has a history of privilege, failure and wimping out- is a matter of open record, yet it has never done him any serious harm.

I don't get it.

I guess people believe what they want to believe.
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[User Picture]From: methodius
2006-05-06 07:08 pm (UTC)

Jack Straw

The news media seem to have made very little of this. I learnt about it first from your LJ.

And I wonder whether it had to do with his part on Condothingy's tour of the UK.

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-05-07 02:38 am (UTC)

Re: Jack Straw

It's been suggested that Straw may also have angered Blair by cosying up to Gordon Brown.

The Condi thing put Straw in the headlines as never before. It's possible that Blair saw it as an act of lese-majeste.
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[User Picture]From: methodius
2006-05-06 08:55 pm (UTC)

Nicked and linked

I hope you don't mind, but I've nicked part of your post and linked to it in my other blog

Is this the night of the long knives?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-05-07 02:39 am (UTC)

Re: Nicked and linked

I'm flattered.

Night of the Long Knives? More like Blair's Gotterdammerung, I think. I don't believe his party is going to put up with him much longer.
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[User Picture]From: ibid
2006-05-07 11:25 am (UTC)

Re: Nicked and linked

Oh God please!!
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