- July 05, 2011
Yesterday’s unveiling of a statue of Ronald Reagan in Grosvenor Square is not so much a tribute to the ‘Special Relationship’ as it is a reminder of the almost total absence of anything resembling a moral compass amongst the political elites on either side of the Atlantic.
There is no other explanation for the posthumous glorification of a rightwing zealot who presided over one of the bloodiest periods of the Cold War.
Reagan came to power at a time when the US was still reeling from the aftershock of defeat in Vietnam, when pro-US regimes had...
- May 08, 2011
Amazing what shooting an unarmed man in his pyjamas in the face can do to a US president’s public image. In the eyes of the media, any doubts or reservations regarding the masculinity of Barack Obama have now been resolved by the Abbottabad operation.
The ‘professorial’ former community leader from Chicago with the dancer’s physique...
- April 08, 2011
The Obama administration’s announcement that the alleged ‘9/11 mastermind’ Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-conspirators will be tried by a military commission in Guantanamo Bay rather than in a New York federal court is not good news, but nor is it very surprising Obama’s Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr has blamed the Republican-dominated Congress...