Thursday, 15 May 2008

Something to keep you off the street...

With Ireland's referendum on the Lisbon treaty just around the corner I hope to soon provide a completely impartial analysis of what the treaty offers Ireland and Europe. In the mean time, I recommend taking a look at the Referendum Commission's booklet which summarises the key changes the treaty would implement. If that isn't enough to keep you occupied, then Jamie Smyth (of the Irish Times) is breaking down various aspects of the treaty each day this week. Enjoy!

Friday, 2 May 2008

Hilary, on mature reflection, will attack Iran

I love the fact that even the most senior of American politicians still grapple with the concept of irony. In the past week, Hilary Clinton made an outrageous statement, saying "If I'm the president, we will attack Iran... we would be able to totally obliterate them".

If making that statement wasn't enough, Hilary provided further justification adding that this would deter "those people who run Iran [] from doing something that would be reckless, foolish and tragic." Yes, whereas obliterating another sovereign state, for whatever reasons, is a calm, collected response in anyone's language. Go Team America!