14 July 2003

snark of the week

That Iraq was lynched by Bush and Blair has become plain as a pikestaff. Take the saving of Private Jessica. Said at first to have been shot and held hostage by Iraqi doctors, and now revealed to have been in their care after a road traffic accident, her story serves as a metaphor for the mendacity so deep and treacly-black it might be an oil sump: from the 45-minute warning to the banks of the Niger and the sweepings of the internet floor.

By George Galloway, himself not unfamiliar with the impact of forged documents, writing in the Guardian.

Galloway quotes another famous snarker:

Now does he feel

his secret murders sticking on his hands;

now minutely revolts upbraid his faith-breach;

those he commands move only in command,

nothing in love: now does he feel his title

hang loose about him, like a giant's robe

upon a dwarfish thief.

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