Friday, March 26, 2004

The 'Clarke' revelations in the US continue to make waves. There seems to be a tendency amongst the non-Bush peoples of the world to lionise Richard Clarke... but he is of course no progressive or peace worker, rather a practical Machiavellian. His anger at the decison to invade Iraq is an expression of a dedicated security professional comfortable with the practice of Honorable Rascality who sees a totally bungled operation compromising national (US) interests. See Tim Dunlop's discussion of Clarke's evidence and his book for some useful progressive insights on this.

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