April 13, 2004

Rhymes With Turd

Rhyming slang borrowed from Ian Hislop (Have I Got News For You):

London - Former British foreign secretary Douglas Hurd on Saturday blasted Washington's policy in Iraq saying the United States was mistaken in believing it could impose democracy in the war-shattered country through the use of force.

"You really don't win hearts and minds by filling hospitals and mortuaries," said Hurd, who was foreign secretary between 1979 and 1983 in the Conservative government of Margaret Thatcher.

Then again, as someone once said, "when you've got 'em by the short and curlies, their hearts and minds will follow."

Posted by Charles Austin at April 13, 2004 04:44 PM