Tuesday 22 February 2005

Humour and hope.

Bush in Brussels:

You know, on this journey to Europe I follow in some large footsteps. More than two centuries ago, Benjamin Franklin arrived on this continent to great acclaim. An observer wrote, "His reputation was more universal than Leibnitz or Newton, Frederick or Voltaire, and his character more beloved and esteemed than any or all of them." The observer went on to say, "There was scarcely a peasant or a citizen who did not consider him as a friend to human kind." I have been hoping for a similar reception — but Secretary Rice told me I should be a realist.


I shan't bother quoting any of the rest. Those of us who understand what Bush is doing already know, and the rest of you simply won't believe it.

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