The mark of civilisation?
Tony Blair (alias Bushs Poodle) declared, without any apparent irony, that the Iraq war is not a clash of civilisations but rather a clash for civilisation.
Pupil Blair was obviously missing from school during the lessons about the Cradle of Civilisation.
Nevertheless his words mustve been music to the ears of our Man of Steel (or Stalin for Russian speakers), a sweet melody, right out of his wet dreams about Britannia ruling the world, and unselfishly exporting civilisation to all those third-world-looking lesser peoples, some of whom are so uncivilised they dont even play cricket.
Worse than that, some of them fail to realise that past and present attempts to enslave them, to exploit their labour, to take all the precious resources of their lands away from them, are part and parcel of the civilising process.
One of these ungrateful individuals was called Mahatma Gandhi who, when asked what he thought of British civilisation, replied: It would be a great idea.