Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Communication Breakdown

Today's image is a shrapnel of irony in the wake of historic news from Northern Ireland and images many thought they would never see: Ian Paisley sitting with Gerry Adams to embrace devolution.

This landmark agreement is said to be the crowning achievement for Blair’s 10 years in office and the fulfilment of a crucial objective for his legacy. While George W. Bush threatens to expand his warmongering into Iran, in Northern Ireland the Good Friday Accord bears fruit. The “immoral” president makes peace. The “man of God” makes war. Irony is dead.

Does this mean Blair is no longer Bush's poodle but an Irish setter? Sadly, it may well be too late. However, as someone who once supported him and has since become one of his many critics, I am pleased to concede that, at last, Blair has something on his legacy that does not say "Iraq."

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Clinton, TAKE a BOW!

6:56 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh happy days are here again!

6:56 pm  
Anonymous honkman said...

I grow weary of hearing people in America say "how come the protestants hate the catholics in Ireland?" or vice versa. So here are some answers to that statment/question

Maybe you don't give a shit about Irish politics but I'll tell you why you should: because until very recently the Ireland held the world's record for the longest ongoing guerilla war, led by the Irish Republican Army.

Also, the Irish are white and speak English and many of us have ancestors and or relatives there. That means you can learn something from this. You can learn that colonialism doesn't work, discrimination is bad and that civil war doesn't just happen in countries where people are brown or black and have funny sounding (i.e. non-american) names.

6:57 pm  
Anonymous honkman said...

and to think, it only took about 100 years! and there's a good argument to be made that the only reason it happened was due to the existence of the 'outlawed terrorist organization' the Irish Republican Army. so sometimes armed struggle is influential (as it was when we tossed out the brits and became a nation in the 18th century)


And that's why we're wasting our time in Iraq. Because unless you want to spend 100 years there to police it and sort it all out, nothing good will ever come from our presence there

6:58 pm  
Anonymous Ella said...

What a great photo CS. Love the irony!

6:59 pm  
Anonymous Samson said...

But Honkman you live in Essex?

6:59 pm  
Anonymous bighouselittleman said...

It is all smoke and mirrors to mark Tony's exit for the history books.

Anybody who believes peace is coming to Northern Ireland should come my way. I have other stuff I can sell you at reasonable cost. And it doesn't involve death and destruction.

7:28 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice post.

What a day indeed for the world not just Ireland. Now maybe George Bush will see his antics are to no avail.

7:30 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPot on CS

Irony is dead

Bush is a first class global fuck monster

7:40 pm  
Anonymous HeartyBowl said...

awesome photo

where in London is that exactly?

8:07 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great blog City Slicker

Irish setter LOL:-)

I too was disappointed by Tony but am back in his corner now.

1:32 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean George Wanker Bush

1:41 pm  
Anonymous foxtons fucker said...

Yeah cos that's original anonymous

2:09 pm  

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