Thursday, 8 April 2010

Change we can believe in

It's all so different from what it was before: the President of the USA is not spending huge amounts of taxpayer money on his cronies, he's not pissing money away on meaningless pork barrel projects, he's closed Gitmo ... yes, it's all so very different.

But now the Nobel Peace Prize winner has taken a bold step that will have Dubya smacking his forehead and asking himself: "Why didn't I think of that?"

He has publicly authorised the murder of a US citizen. This is, as far as I'm aware, an entirely unprecedented move. I'm sure the government of the US has killed annoying citizens before, but they've never openly done this.

Fortunately, it's one of those dusky, foreign looki... uh... anyway, he's a terrorist, definitely. Look, here's the proof:

He gained prominence after it emerged that he had been in frequent e-mail contact with Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the army psychiatrist who went on a shooting rampage in Fort Hood, Texas, in which 13 people died last November. After the Christmas Day airliner plot, US and Yemeni officials said that Mr al-Awlaki had met the suspected bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who tried to ignite explosives sewn into his underwear.

Yes! He's sent some emails to someone and it's alleged that he's met someone else. And he's said lots of things that the POTUS doesn't like to hear. On that basis, I'm sure nobody else in America has anything that they need to worry about.

There is no way that this could be interpreted as a warning to "right-minded" citizens of the USA to calm down on their criticism of the government, lest they suddenly find themselves associated with a couple of people who have suddenly found themselves facing a show trial, nudge, nudge, narmean?

And I, of course, am not reminded in the slightest of the authoritarian New Labour project. It's becoming clear to me that Obamalamadingdong is nothing like the amoral, unprincipled, vacuous control freak, Tony Blair.

What America needs is more Hope like this! It's a Change anyone can believe in!

Tip of the clown wig to the ASI.


Dippyness. said...

Give him his due, at least the chaps been warned. Most times they just shoot 'em anyway.
Bit like here really....

JuliaM said...

"This is, as far as I'm aware, an entirely unprecedented move. I'm sure the government of the US has killed annoying citizens before, but they've never openly done this."

Hey! It is change, isn't it..? ;)

Uncle Marvo said...

When you hover your moose over the picture of Mr Anwar al-Awlaki, why does it say "Nasheed"?

Is he the underpants bloke?

Shoot him. Shoot the fucking lot of them.

Mind you, if it WASN'T him ...

JP said...

Fifth Amendment?

Mitch said...

I think the USA needs Bob Hope and a nappy change.This Obamalamdingdong if a fruitcake.
Bet they wish they had our system that only allows the best and brightest near the levers of power and weeds out the nut cas.........oh dear!

J Demetriou said...

I saw the news piece and I'm surprised no-one in Lib blogland followed up on it. Now you have and you've mirrored my own concerns.

Excellent piece. Nicely done.

Bill d'Sarse said...

Look in the comments - James Hasrtnell.

This must the first time anyone has had the word 'CUNTS' when referring to the Labour Party, published in The Times.

I have a screenshot for posterity.

Bill d'Sarse said...

full url

Bill d'Sarse said...

Full url (why don't they appear on here?)

times Online followed by:


Joe Public said...

Your long-lost brother appears on P4

Chuckles said...

C'mon people, we all have days like that.

See 'Upon entering into the contract for the rubout', j.P. Donleavy, 'The Unexpurgated Code'.