Friday, December 12, 2003

Losing Hearts And Minds

President Bush has brought shame to our nation. Not to mention another snag in our strategy. We really need some adults in charge.
US President George Bush has poured fuel on the flames of the Iraq contracts row with a sneering dismissal of a suggestion by Chancellor Gerhard Schroder that the decision to bar Germany, France, Russia and Canada from bidding might violate international law.

"International law? I'd better call my lawyer," Bush joked in response to a reporter's question at the White House yesterday. Schroder had spoken after a meeting in Berlin with Kofi Annan, the UN Secretary General.

Annan called the Pentagon decision unfortunate and likely to damage attempts to rebuild trans-Atlantic ties bruised by disagreement over the Iraq war.

Is our strategy to divide the world?