Saturday, September 17, 2005

Time warp

"The public has been led into a trap from which it will be hard to escape with dignity and honor. They have been tricked into it by a steady withholding of information... The Baghdad communiqu├ęs are belated, insincere, incomplete. Things have been far worse than we have been told, our administration more bloody and inefficient than the public knows... We are today not far from a disaster."

T. E. Lawrence, (Lawrence of Arabia)
The Sunday Times of London, August 22, 1920.