Friday, March 04, 2005
World gone mad?
Is it me or has the world gone mad? The top three stories on the BBC News website this afternoon were all entirely unbelievable.
Firstly, we have the crazy story about the Italian hostage who was released by her captors in Iraq, only to be shot and wounded (and have one of the Italian 'agents' accompanying her killed) as she was being driven to the airport. And, just to give the story that little extra oomph, the people who did the shooting were apparently US troops. Words fail me.
That story makes a nice contrast with story two, in which President Bush demands a full Syrian withdrawal from Lebanon. I think there is some pot/kettle phrase that fits the situation quite well.
Finally, to round of the craziness, the third most important thing in the world (according to the BBC, as of March 4th at 20:49 GMT) is about that <insert appropriately nasty phrase here> Jackson. Why is everybody in the media, including myself I guess, wasting so much time and energy over this scary little man and his twisted ways?