Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Globetrotter drops in on bogtrotter

George Bush stopped off in Northern Ireland on his big trip a couple of days ago and the British “Independent (of what?)” newspaper reports, in its sly way, that “Although the theme of the visit was a brighter future, Mr Bush actually, if only momentarily, plunged Belfast back into the kind of tight security that was so oppressive in the city's bad old days”.

It also reports that “It mattered little, during a visit that lasted only a few hours, that the way the Belfast conflict has been laid to rest was not quite along the classic lines of Bush foreign policy”.

Getting the sly knife in, any way you can. As long as you’re “independent” you can be as partisan as you like.