23 February 2007

February 23, 2007 at 9:51 am (Espresso)

08:50 GMT. Woke up to hear Clint Eastwood on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. He was talking about the two films he’s just made. The interviewer prodded him, with sensitivity, to admit that his films were anti-war. It was a moment, very human on a programme the usually features politicians. Then the news reported that a US soldier had received 100 years for the murder and rape of an 14-year-old Iraqi girl. He’ll escape the death penalty, as he should, but he’ll up for parole in 10 years. There’s a cheery thought.

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1 Comment

  1. aMmAr said,

    the word ‘tragedy’ just lost its charm.

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