2005-07-20 - London mayor: West fueled terror - Jul 20, 2005: "'Under foreign occupation and denied a right to vote, denied the right to run your own affairs ... I suspect that if it had happened here in England we would have produced a lot of suicide bombers ourselves,' said Livingstone.

Deny the right to vote: that's good. He seems to blame western governments and oil companies for the lack of democracy in the middle east, and the frustration at not being able to run one's own affairs produces suicide bombers. Isn't the fundamental position of the anti-war side that you can't "export" democracy because some people just don't want to live that way, it's not part of their culture, etc? Oh dear, that's inconvenient. By the way, who's denying full democracy these days to Egyptians, to Syrians, to Jordanians, to the Emirates and especially to the Saudis? Who was controlling the flow of oil in the crisis during the 70s? I wonder if Ken owns an SUV?

Steve | 15:16 |