Bush's War

As usual, neo-Darwinist writer Richard Dawkins does some straight talking. He cuts out all the bullshit – and says exactly what he thinks.

The timing alone indicates that the real reason for war is neither of the two offered by Tony Blair. If it had been, all this would have blown up long ago. It would not have waited until George Bush failed to catch Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan and needed a new foreign adventure to divert his electorate.

And on Bush he has even more stinging remarks

This is George Bush’s war. His motives and his timing have an internal American rationale. Bush is so unswerving in his thirst for war that Saddam has even less incentive to disarm than Blair’s paradox would suggest. Cowboy Bush is saying, in effect, “Stick your hands up, drop your weapons, and I’ll shoot you anyway.