The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162126   Message #3858381
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
01-Jun-17 - 07:57 PM
Thread Name: Manchester Explosion May 22, 2017
Subject: RE: Manchester Explosion May 22, 2017
'Would I rather see people on the dole - too ***** right I would'

well good luck with that in your election campaign...

Assad is another interesting one - a complete shit, but really we would prefer him to anything else on offer in that neck of the woods. so really - we're backing him - whatever disclaimers we make about his monstrous behaviour.

You remember when David Owen and Andy Young went jogging in the park together and decided mid jog to drop the Shah of Iran in the shit.
Or when Blair told us we were within 20 mins of being obliterated by Iraq's WMDs, and consequently Saddam had to go. both decisions got rid of nasty leaders - a bit like Assad, but were those decisions in the best interest of those indigenous populations? i suspect not.

these are the kind of decisions that you will be voting about next week. you may not have anything to say about it to me, but i'm not going to deny what i've seen, or pretend that those politicians (even the saintly Corbyn) are not engaged in this sort of realpolitik. Recent events actually suggest he might be the smartest cookie in the box.

doesn't the actual nature of politics interest you at all. what Harold Wilson called the 'galloping pragmatism' of the participants in this game.

morally of course it stinks, but your politicians are working in a sewer. how could it be any other way?