tony blair got in a couple of quotes of the year (already?) yesterday, by going against every advice and suggesting it was okay to fly now because science will save us. to add insult in the wound, he went on: "I personally think these things are a bit impractical, actually to expect people to do that. It's like telling people you shouldn't drive anywhere."
Yes, tony. it's exactly like that.
tone, why don't you wait for science to save us before booking your flights, just to make sure.
this is a really bad frame of mind for mr. 'history will judge me'. as a man of 'faith', you'd expect him to not want to sin, so that he could reap salvation when it comes. instead, his mindset is that it's ok to sin, because salvation is coming anyway. this explains so very much.
great stat in private eye's number crunching:
150: deaths in the kurdish gas attack for which saddam was hanged.
150,000: civilian deaths in iraq since the invasion.