Thursday, 5 June 2008
Pig Ignorant Foreign Secretaries R Us.
I don't know which was more shocking.
Last night on Question Time, we saw David 'the Man who would be King' Miliband telling us that, in his first briefing on Zimbabwe as Foreign Secretary, he 'was horrified to find out' that Mr. Mugabe was actually Sir Robert Mugabe (12.45 mins into the programme).
One panelist asked, incredulously, 'You became Foreign Secretary without knowing that?'
Last night, we also saw that Lord Hurd didn't even remember (hic!) that Sir Robert had been recommended for his Knighthood when HE was Foreign Secretary adding, something a bit like, 'Well, we knew he had killed 20,00 in MatabeleLand, but he had hosted a Commonwealth Conference, after all' (13.30 mins into the programme).
If that is the calibre of Foreign Secretary we have enjoyed over the past 20 years, no wonder we have had such a fucked-up Foreign Policy leading to the deaths of untold millions.
It was easy for us in Britain to laugh at John 'fries for brains' McCain and say that he had a 'senior moment' when he didn't know the difference between Sunni and Shia in Iraq ( I doubt whether he even realised that the Shia and the Sunni exist in other countries).
In fact, with these kind of people allowed to be in charge, the laugh is on us.
PS for those of you who want to hear Miliband, last year, saying that - one year on - we would be clamouring for the return of Tony Blair
here it is.
Round about one minute thirty seconds.
What a loser.