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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Saturday, April 01, 2006
    The con in Condoleezza
    "It was not a mistake to overthrow Saddam Hussein... it was not a mistake to unleash the forces of democracy in the Middle East", said Condoleezza. How we chortled.

    "Democracy is the only system that allows people to be heard and be heard peacefully," she said. Oh, how we laughed.

    The use of force "is not what is on the agenda now" in the stand-off over Iran's nuclear programme, she told us. Guffaws all round.

    Ms Rice thanked "the citizens and the government of Great Britain for the willingness to share in the sacrifices for freedom". Merry uproar.

    The Dean of Blackburn said her visit would "promote peace and justice in the global community." Hilarious! And Jack Straw said, "Everything we are doing on the visit is being done with respect to the communities involved." Boy, we split our sides.

    Condoleezza, with us here on April the First, with line after line of carefully-prepared japes. Sister - you nearly had us fooled!!