Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Luk√°cs

Friday, August 18, 2006

Yes Minister


'Britain should always be on the side of law and justice, so long as we don't allow it to affect our foreign policy.'

Foreign Officer Minister David Triesman has claimed that 'British foreign policy is not "anti-Islamic"', despite the fact that it has killed tens of thousands of, er, Muslims. 'Our commitment to helping the people of Iraq and Afghanistan achieve a better future is worthy of support, whether or not you agreed with our interventions in the first place'. Or, as an American general once put it during the Vietnam War - incidently a war David Triesman was rather vocal in opposing - 'It was necessary to destroy the village in order to save it'. Today it is necessary to destroy Iraq and Afghanistan in order that their people might have a better future...

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