09 May 2007

Ling'ring Wars

For poolside reading, I am hacking thru the undergrowth of what Johnson called 'the great forest' of Shakespeare's work.

Henry VI, Part I :

"One would have ling'ring wars with little cost
Another would fly swift but want the wings
A third think, without expense at all,
By guileful fair words peace may be obtain'd."

Et voila, a succinct presentation of the choices in the Iraq debate:

  • Rumsfeld's 'invasion-lite'
  • Shock 'n' awe
  • UN mediation

Once again, Willy boy comes up trumps

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