...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



a little lower than the angels

Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings:
In an interview with Al-Jazeera, the Arabic TV station, the prime minister agreed with the veteran broadcaster Sir David Frost when he suggested that intervention had "so far been pretty much of a disaster".
Mr Blair said: "It has, but you see, what I say to people is, 'why is it difficult in Iraq?'
It's not difficult because of some accident in planning, it's difficult because there's a deliberate strategy [...] to create a situation in which the will of the majority for peace is displaced by the will of the minority for war."
Branigan/Guardian 18.Nov.06

Blog Archive