Dear William F Buckley Jr,
In you article "It Didn't Work" you failed to explain what the "it" was. As I see it at least there are two "It"s that didn't work .
First "it" can refer to the idea of bringing gift of democracy, tolerance, social institutions... all by "shock and awe". Only fools believed that this "it" would have been possible.
The 2nd "it" that didn't work here was the democratic processes in UK and America. A few were able to manipulate the democratic processes primarily in USA/UK to drive their foolish agenda. None of the checks and balances built in to the US and UK political process were able to prevent it from going forward. The media, intelligence service, UN, the congress... all were manipulated and the "cooler heads" were powerless to do anything about it. Just as Iraqis couldn't stop Saddam from his foolish policy of invading Kuwait, the political process in US/UK were unable to stop the Bush administration to pursue its disastrous policy.
And so now the clothing merchant has seen both failures and is not buying the company line. Why would he?
Sunday, February 26, 2006
It didn't work!
Here is my response to William F Buckley Jr's article: It Didn’t Work