Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Greenspan on Iraqi oil

So former chairman of the US Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan has come clean in his memoirs about the real reason for his country's invasion of Iraq:

"I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil."

Is this really so? The defaecatory habits of ursine creatures in arboreal zones springs to mind.

Late September
At this time of year I'm always reminded of that line from the Rod Stewart song "Maggie May":
"Wake up Maggie I've got something to say to you
It's late September and I really should be back at school"
The song seems to be about an affair between a schoolboy and a middle-aged woman similar to that in the film "The Graduate" between Anne Bancroft's Mrs Robinson and Dustin Hoffman's Benjamin. The famous soundtrack to the film by Simon and Garfunkel starts with the song "The Sound of Silence" which begins with the line "Hello Darkness my old friend". Appropriate for the onset of autumn.

Quote of the Week

"I've never been attracted to politics because it's about lying. Acting is the opposite: you pretend to be someone else, but you are doing it to reveal the truth about something or someone".

Actor Morgan Freeman interviewed in the Sunday Times

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