Sunday, September 04, 2005

Caravan of fools 

Some things are beyond parody:
The controversial MP George Galloway, who is to tour America this month accompanied by Jane Fonda, the Hollywood star, will be sharpening his critique of the Iraq war in the light of President George W Bush's difficulties in coping with the effects of hurricane Katrina...

Fonda, a veteran anti-war protester who earned the name Hanoi Jane during the Vietnam war, is to speak alongside Galloway at two meetings in Madison, Wisconsin, and Chicago, Illinois.

She was persuaded to join the MP's travelling show by her friend, Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues, after Fonda was impressed by Galloway's pugnacious performance last spring in front of a senate committee investigating the United Nations oil-for-food scandal.

The star abandoned plans for her own anti-war roadshow and threw in her lot with Galloway after Cindy Sheehan, the bereaved mother of a soldier who spent August camped outside Bush's holiday home in Texas, decided to mount another touring protest.

Winning Fonda's support is a coup that will raise the MP's profile in America. Organisers of his tour are hoping that Sean Penn, another leading Hollywood anti-war protester, will join Galloway on stage in Los Angeles.
Good news is that Cindy is off the news now (she arguably would have been anyway, with the August silly season over); the bad news is that she has been replaced with Katrina. And as far as the angry left is concerned, one is as good as the other to bash Bush with.

It almosts sounds like the end of days, with the Baghdad George and Hanoi Jane touring the country clockwise, while Mother Sheehan and her cut-and-run caravan storming through America counter-clockwise, while the rest of the crew keeps hammering the Administration about Baghdad on Mississippi - a sort of Four Horsepeople (to keep it PC) of the Angry Left Apocalypse.


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