Ruedas de molino
El borrador de la resolución que los EEUU y Gran Bretaña quieren hacer comulgar a la ONU.
Si eliminamos la paja (en inglés “bullshit”), que hay muchísima y muy florida, éste es el intríngulis:
El presidente Bush, en su discurso de ayer sobre la estrategia americana en Irak, dijo más o menos lo mismo (otra vez si se consigue eliminar la tonelada de retórica barata) y, por supuesto, añadió sus ya clásicos toques de política e historia ficción:
After June 30, American and other forces will still have important duties. American military forces in Iraq will operate under American command as a part of a multinational force authorized by the United Nations. Iraq’s new sovereign government will still face enormous security challenges and our forces will be there to help.
A new Iraq will also need a humane, well-supervised prison system. Under the dictator prisons like Abu Ghraib were symbols of death and torture. That same prison became a symbol of disgraceful conduct by a few American troops who dishonored our country and disregarded our values.
America will fund the construction of a modern maximum security prison. When that prison is completed detainees at Abu Ghraib will be relocated. Then with the approval of the Iraqi government we will demolish the Abu Ghraib prison as a fitting symbol of Iraq’s new beginning.
These two visions, one of tyranny and murder the other of liberty and life clashed in Afghanistan. And thanks to brave U.S. and coalition forces and to Afghan patriots, the nightmare of the Taliban is over. And that nation is coming to life again.
These two visions have now met in Iraq and are contending for the future of that country. The failure of freedom would only mark the beginning of peril and violence. But my fellow Americans, we will not fail. We will persevere and defeat this enemy and hold this hard won ground for the realm of liberty.