The Good is Oft Interréd Under Their Speaking Engagements
In time of war, even when the war is against an abstract noun, there are few actions more dishonourable than removing laurels from someone who deserves them in order to bestow them upon someone who does not. The hydrophobic tribble that perches on the Trumpster's head and feeds him all those fascinating opinions has now led him badly astray in this regard. On Wednesday the Trumpster announced that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were co-founders of Islamic State, and yesterday he reiterated the claim, despite the efforts of a right-wing radio host to help him tone down his remarks. The alien was adamant: "No, I meant that he’s the founder of Isis, I do." The Trumpster's hysterical revisionism has been taken in the appropriate dead-cat spirit, but it does not appear that anyone has yet stood up for the real founders of ISIS and given them the credit they are due. Omitting mention of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is understandable enough, since he was, after all, only a Muslim; but can the contribution of Western civilisation, as incarnated in the George W Bush administration and its poodle, the Reverend Blair, really have been forgotten so soon?