Monday, August 31, 2009

The Clown Gordon Brown

Many have been following the debacle that is quickly becoming known as the "oil for terrorist" scandal. The Sunday Times had a good piece that you should read when you get a moment. Here is a snippet:

The British government decided it was “in the overwhelming interests of the United Kingdom” to make Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, eligible for return to Libya, leaked ministerial letters reveal.

Gordon Brown’s government made the decision after discussions between Libya and BP over a multi-million-pound oil exploration deal had hit difficulties. These were resolved soon afterwards.


People were outraged at the French government a few years ago, when it was learned that during Chirac's regime, French companies were violating the (supposedly) strict terms set by the UN in the "oil for food" program. I would think this recent discovery would border on the same level of justifiable outrage, but I haven't heard anything near it.

Gordon Brown is not worthy of being such a lofty position of authority and the Obama Administration should communicate some level of moral outrage. But as is usually the case in these kinds of situations, they have put out their "strongly worded statement" already, and that's where it ends.

Bottom line here is, Brown is a clown and Obama is a coward. Neither deserve the trust of their electorates.


8 comments:

Greg said...

Talk about blood for oil! Where are the left wing screechers when you need them?

Chuck said...

I think this is going to cost Gordon his job

Leslie said...

No moral outrage can be expressed when the action doesn't go against one's underlining "morals" or a better term: ideology. I am not surprised at the relative silence.

Good post Sunsett. Sad to see how men like these get into important leadership positions when they lack the skills, morals, and fortitude of what makes a good leader. But then, the people elected them, so what does that say about those whom these men "lead"?

LASunsett said...

//Where are the left wing screechers when you need them?//

Nothing like the sound of crickets chirping in late summer evenings, eh?

LASunsett said...

//I think this is going to cost Gordon his job//

It should.

And I would throw in a prison term for good measure.

LASunsett said...

//Sad to see how men like these get into important leadership positions when they lack the skills, morals, and fortitude of what makes a good leader.//

You have to give credit where credit is due, though. They do know how to kiss the asses of the wrong people and talk out of both sides of their mouths.

There is an art to it.

A.C. McCloud said...

So let's look at the scoreboard. Since January we've gotten Meshud, but we've lost AQ Khan back to the jungle and have been embarrassed by Quadaffy in the release of another terrorist, who may or may not be sick.

At the same time the administration has decided to investigate the men who tried hard to prevent another 9/11.

Puking reality, that.

LASunsett said...

//So let's look at the scoreboard.//

Sad isn't it? And the first quarter is not even over yet.