Thu May 10th, 2007 at 09:40:43 AM EST
I read these two stories and these two quotes jumped out at me due to their similarity:
First, Tony Blair today:
But, while admitting that other aspects of his premiership - such as the decision to join the American-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 - remained "bitterly controversial", Mr Blair said: "Hand on heart, I did what I thought was right."
The second story concerned two teen-age girls who killed their other friend in Australia, in the same newspaper, on the same day:
The girl who twisted the wire around Eliza's throat told police how she watched with detachment as her friends's emotions shifted from anger, to terror and eventually the realisation that she was going to die.
For the next five to ten minutes both girls watched as the life ebbed out of their friend.
They said that they knew it was wrong, but that it just "felt right" and that they did not feel any remorse.
Some people might say the comparison is grossly unfair.
Is Tony Blair's lack of remorse over the war in Iraq comparable to the anti-social rationale of two alleged murderers? How else can he feel no remorse over the deaths of so many Iraqis and British servicemen, especially in view of the need for "sexing up of the Iraq dossier". A question to be entertained, in my opinion.