the Boy David's Damascene revelation on the road to peace making in Gaza - is reality finally breaking through ?
The Boy David who was so vilely abused last week when he fully expected to arrive in London being met by a grateful nation as his carefully crafted and highly burnished UN resolution for peace in Gaza was shot down by Olmert demanding Bush tell Condileezza Rice to abstain.
The Boy David has had a Damascene revelation brought about by his unpleasant and very public bruising in the real politik of ME politics as played by the Washington Hawks and the Zionist war criminals.
Now ( strangely as Lady Dame Jane Baroness Nevill Jones has also become to discover )the infantile concept of a "war on terror" against a man in a cave in Afghanistan is - he puts it mildly, "a mistake" ... and may have caused "more harm than good". ( See Dame NJ May 2008 - "In Britain, Neville-Jones pointed out that policymakers do not talk in the language of the war on terror any longer. However, they do take the view that jihadism, while it is incapable of being defeated, is at very least capable of being disrupted. Terrorism is a tactic and attempts to deal with it can be handled in a way which does not lend support to your ideological opponents. " RUSI conference)
One the eve of his self important visit to Mumbai where he will be as popular as syphilis in a nunnery for his nonsenical mutterings about the responsibility for ther Mumbai killings he writes in today's Guradian.
Miliband says, adding that, in his opinion, the whole strategy has been dangerously counterproductive, helping otherwise disparate groups find common cause against the west.
"The more we lump terrorist groups together and draw the battle lines as a simple binary struggle between moderates and extremists or good and evil, the more we play into the hands of those seeking to unify groups with little in common," Miliband argues, in a clear reference to the signature rhetoric of the Bush era. "We should expose their claim to a compelling and overarching explanation and narrative as the lie that it is."
Late his conversion to the real world may be, it is nonetheless welcome.
He has discovered some universal truths which people have been crying from the roof tops for years ..."Terrorism is a deadly tactic, not an institution or an ideology." (qv Neville Jones above)
The Guradan asks him if he had not left it late in the Bush era to make his criticism, anonymous "British officials" had stopped thinking in terms of a single war on terror more than two years ago, and had been putting a "more comprehensive approach" into practice.... well some evidence of this change in heart would be welcome.
For example when Gordon went to Washington upon taking up the burdens of office to receive his instructions he said ..."“We must undercut the terrorists’ so-called ’single narrative’ and defeat their ideas. At home and abroad we must back mainstream and moderate voices and reformers, emphasizing the shared values that exist across faiths and communities.” D Telegraph
It was of course at this time that he banned the use of the words "Muslim" and the "war on terror" by Ministers, not because of any change in policy or reality but to improve community relations and avoid offending Muslims, adopting a more “consensual” tone than existed under Tony Blair.
Fpeign Policy has untiln ow not altered one iota , we still suport the crazy war in Afghanistan , we have supported the bombing of Pakistan, our crazed Metropolitan Police, (when not shagging each other and fiddling expenses or running businesses on the side) still have 6 / 11/ 15/ 20 / 30 terror plots and 2,000 extremist (AKA Muslim fundamentalist) crypto terrorists under surveillance.
Let us hope the Boy David - frightened perhaps by the sights of extreme military bloodlust and carnage caused by his fellow Jews in Gaza and the slaughter of families, and reflecting on his own young family, has seen the light.
We might yet see the Boy David on a marchsoon holding hands with Jeremy Corbyn and george Galloway.