Thursday, August 18, 2005


I was listening to the news on BBC Radio4 (6 PM) about the bombings in Baghdad bus station. The attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated, we were told. The bulletin then segued effortlessly into some legal attempts to get [another] inquiry into Britain's reasons for going to war.

Some time later (on C4 News) I found out just what 'sophisticated' means: the third bomb, apparently, was timed to impact the emergency services (ambulances and so on) arriving in response to the first two bombs.
Oskar Lafontaine called yesterday for German troops to be pulled out of Afghanistan. The far-left grouping, generally known as Die Linke,  of which he is a prominent figure, has around 12% support according to polls.


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