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18.4.03  

Had another short-short posted on last months (issue 58) Antipodean SF. Check their archives section for "Appetite" by yours truly.

Antipodean SF is a great site, and well worth submitting too. Mr. Editor Ion gets back to you without fail, and is always ready to publish good stuff.

posted by Dan | 22:10
 

Well, the "war" is over, bar the looting.
Great, wasn't it? Glued to the TV I was, absorbing the sights and sounds of long distance remote control death being inflicted upon non-combatants night after night. Guess they deserved it, even though I'm sure our people did their best to minimise the damage. Nothing to do with knowing that the eyes of a sneering and sceptical world were on them, mind you.

So, we've achieved...

1. The death of a regime supported by the US for the best part of 20 years.
2. The liberation of the Iraqi nation by the US from the a regime supported by the US for the best part of 20 years.
3. The death of lots of innocent people in the course of liberating the Iraqi people, which was not the real motive for this "war" anyway.
4. The release from the bottle of 20 years of frustration, nationalism and god knows what else, with no way of predicting an outcome.

Summary.

Wrong reason, right result, uncertain and probably more dangerous future.

Worth it? Only for Iraqis.

Next stop - other nations that are a threat to world security but don't already have nuclear weapons.

posted by Dan | 21:57
 

Over two months without an entry.
Why?
Do you care?
Well, I'll tell you anyway.
New job. That includes applying for it, interview prep, interview, agonised wait, job offer, take the job, quit the old job, get pissed, start the new job, settle into the new job. You know the score. Some things take priority.

posted by Dan | 21:42
 

HEY! I'M BACK!
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posted by Dan | 21:37
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