The man in the photo has finally departed from Australia. Thanks heavens. He has left a lot of things behind him.
One of the things he has left behind is a seething, frustrated mob of Sydneysiders who had to sit in the hot sun for hours in frequent traffic jams as road closure after road closure took place to allow the V.P. motorcade to proceed along empty streets and even the Harbour Bridge.
He also left plenty of threats concerning Iran as the U.S. pre-attack propaganda heats up. He is carefully setting the stage for the use of nukes on Iran, a country which has no nuclear weapons nor has it attacked anyone. But it does have lots of oil. The attack is now only weeks away.
He has left behind glowing tributes to the toadying John Howard who will surely go down in history as one of the most craven, brown-nosing, inconsequential political sycophants that the modern world has ever seen. Howard has brought disgrace upon a knockabout country once known for its independence and a belief in the fair-go.
But the worst thing he left behind is the ordure of the Bush Administration, the stench of its mendacity and corruption, the narrowness and intolerance of its vision, the extreme ugliness of its immoral Judeo-Christian Capitalist Fundamentalism, the sickening spectre of its insatiable greed, and the nightmarish sense of dread and horror that comes from knowing that, because of it, our world will experience war without end until the end.
Thanks Dick. For nothing!