Wednesday, January 21, 2009

David Miliband

A comment by Guido Fawkes is worth quoting here in part. I could see Milliband's point at the time but was, of course, cynical of his views on Kashmir as he seems to be, perhaps unconsciously, pandering to a hostile group of UK Paki voters who are no way going to vote for him, against the sad facts, present and historical.

IMO: I do wish Milimuddle would get it right more often as he could become quite a worthwhile MP in time. Such attention as Milimuddle got in the Indian press was not favorable, despite his doubtless muddled intentions.

Fawkes's comment: Miliband travels the world stepping from one banana skin to another. After insulting Manmohan Singh in his own drawing room, resulting in the worst diplomatic flap with India in living memory. (IMO: no, there have actually been worse).

The Indian PM has, Guido understands, written a "frank letter" to Gordon Brown conveying New Delhi's disappointment over the behaviour and comments of the "arrogant" Foreign Secretary.

Miliband gave a speech a few days ago, perhaps hoping to curry favour with the incoming administration, by dissing and disavowing the outgoing George Bush's "War on Terror". Miliband said the notion of the "War on Terror" is misleading and mistaken. That would be the "War on Terror" which British soldiers are dying fighting.

So what did Obama say about the subject yesterday?

He said;Our nation is at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred.... We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.

Obama will fight on, perhaps without Miliband

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