Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by PartTimePongo, Jul 31, 2009.
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Simon Jenkins piece in the Guardian..
What a weak point from Simon Jenkins. He is often entertaining, but the trouble is that columnists like him are under such pressure to produce the goods that sometimes they will write anything which sounds clever.
Another columnist in the Scotsman recently declaimed that the term "improvised explosive device" was invented by the government to play down the IED threat from "towelheads".
Indeed, our politicians have found Pashtuns and Taliban willing to renounce violence!
The basis for such renunciation is quite clear, and formed after the following conversation:
Broon's cretins: "Sooo, we'd like you guys to come to the table, you know, so that we can develope peace and get our medals.
Bad guys: "And?"
Broon's cretins: "Sooo, how can we achieve this?"
Bad guys: "Surrender or die?"
Broon's cretins: "Well, you see, we have to have something we can take away with us, and surrender is something Gordon (he'll save us) Brown may have some difficulty selling to the British people. They can be a bit fickle you see."
Bad guys: "OK, Get the fcuk out of Afghanistan and we'll stop fighting you! There's your peace."
Broon's cretins: "We like you. We can see a roadmap to peace through negotiation, with you moderates. Such simple requirements for building a long-lasting peace in the region should work out pretty well."
Bad guys: "Pitch it how you like, but just fcuk off, yeah?"
Broon's cretins: "Leave it to us, we'll be out of your hair in no time."
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