by Bodwyn Wook
THE Following column in THE GUARDIAN to-day:
necessitated the following reply:
MR Rory McCarthy
IN 2003, had the leadership frankly said publicly that this all is about oil, things should hardly have worked out worse than they have in fact. That this is a shambles had ought to come as no surprise to anyone with a modicum of actual historical understanding. The ‘reason’ for invading ‘Iraq — to spread ‘democracy’ — is deeply flawed, and this is the source of all our woes. In The Shield of Achilles (2002), law- and military-scholar Philip Bobbitt makes the point clear: The age of the nation-state is at an end and with it, ‘democracy’. Like it or not, we are now in the entering decades of an era of market-states. Nation-states were about the welfare of ‘the people’. Market-states have for their rationale the goal of maximising ‘opportunity’. In any case, the ‘new-conservative’ bushites are neither conservative, nor is there anything whatsoever new about their profoundly God-damned anachronistic dithering. Very likely future historians shall point to the floundering of the West at this time, as an epitome of what happens to civilisations in their closing stage.
FOR Further insights, please, consult:
Bodwyn Wook, CC [retd], Cadwal Conservancy
[Emmett R Smith all rights reserved 29 September 2006]