Thursday, 4 December 2008

Mistaking the sword for the hand that wields it

Cluster bombs are disappearing from the world today. The Convention on Cluster Munitions is being signed by more than one hundred countries, “effectively outlawing” them. So we are all safe. The next time the people in those more than one hundred countries are attacked by anyone they shall be very glad their leaders will not be dropping effective state-of-the-art cluster bombs on their attackers. Maybe just bombs with fur on that squeak menacingly instead of going bang. The only important thing is that when their attackers overrun them they’ll never manage to dislodge their corpses from the higher moral ground. That’s a sort of victory after all!