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It’s not a safer world

EMPLOYING the same kind of clichéd hyperbole as his discredited predecessor, US President Barack Obama claims “the world is a safer place” with the demise of Osama bin Laden.

As both Bush and his sidekick Blair used precisely the same meaningless waffle to justify the liquidation of Saddam Hussein, one could safely assume the world must be getting safer and safer all the time. While, of course, not wishing to seem ungrateful in the face of such unstinting humanitarianism, I can’t honestly say it’s working.

JD Mangan
Stillorgan
Co Dublin


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