The Curmudgeon


Monday, June 15, 2009

Rights of Privacy

Now that British combat troops are about to return from the sovereign, independent Iraqi Free State, the Glorious Successor has decided that an inquiry into the war can take place without hurting anyone's feelings too much; provided, of course, that it takes place in secret and that the results are not announced until a month or so into the Daveybloke administration. Daveybloke himself is worried that "the timing of the inquiry will lead people to believe it was fixed to make sure the government does not have to face up to any difficult conclusions"; but any pledges he may have made to throw the whole thing open to the public during his first weeks in power do not appear to have gained the media attention they deserve. However, the Glorious Successor's famed mathematical ability was on proud display as he stated that the inquiry would bring home "the lessons of the complex and often controversial events of the last six years" from September 2001 to July 2009. According to the country's leading liberal newspaper, the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, when America was attacked by terrorists, "transformed US and British foreign policy", which until that traumatic moment had shown no interest whatever in bombing, starving or torturing people, let alone Arabs, to the tune of pious rhetoric about democracy and human rights.


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