“”It is The Guardian of the air. It has a knee-jerk antipathy to America, the free market, big business, religion, British institutions, the Conservative Party and Israel; it supports the human rights culture, the Palestinians, Irish republicanism, European integration, multiculturalism and a liberal attitude towards drugs and a host of social issues.
“Every day, its relentless bias rolls across the airwaves to shape the assumptions of our society. Who can be surprised at Britain’s current anti-Americanism when the BBC starts from the premise that President Bush is a dangerous extremist?”
Perish the thought. Who knew that supporting human rights was so subversive? George W. Bush’s side-kick, Dick Cheney, now tells us that it will take “decades” to bring “democracy” to the Middle East:
“Like other great duties in history, it will require decades of patient effort, and it will be resisted by those whose only hope for power is through the spread of violence. As the people of that region experience new hope, progress, and control over their own destiny, we will see the power of freedom to change our world and a terrible threat will be removed.”
“I don’t know if I have the moral authority to send troops into combat anymore. I’m no longer sure I can look (a soldier or a Marine) in the eye and say: ‘This is something worth dying for.'”
Bush is rational. The BBC is a hot-bed of communism. Iraq is a democracy. Australian Prime Minister John Howard knows where he stands (speaking at Rancho del Bush in May 2003):
“But can I, Mr. President, congratulate you on the leadership that you gave to the world, at times under very great criticism…I think what was achieved in Iraq was quite extraordinary from the military point of view. I think the military textbooks will be replete with the experiences of Operation Iraqi Freedom for many years to come. And the leadership of the United States, with the support of its coalition partners – Great Britain, Australia, Holland and others – I think has sent a very important message not only to the region, but also to the rest of the world.”
The message is loud and clear, boys. And tens of thousands of lives have been lost in the process.