as my comment may or may not be approved by the moderators on his blog at fco.gov.uk, i'm posting it here.
is in reply to the following blog:
which included a link to the following speech:
dear mr. miliband,
i don't understand how we are supposed to believe that the institutions which rely upon war in order to govern us all, how are we supposed to believe these governments are going to ever make the war stop?
likewise, i don't understand how the institutions which created this current economic crisis are expected to fix the problems that they created? how does this make any sense?
if i took my car to a mechanic, and in the process of fixing one problem, they created a worse one that caused the engine to explode, i don't think i would be taking my car back to that same garage again. would you? but this seems to be what the public is expected to accept without question, if the media is any indication of anything at all.
as far as helping those whose lives have been devastated by war, i think it would be far more effective to stop bombing the place. how does that fit in your plan? are we supposed to pretend that the huge sums currently being spent on waging war are justified by throwing some, in comparison much smaller, amount at humanitarian aid?