Wednesday, December 5

Facts and changes of opinion

John Maynard Keynes was reputed to have said, ""When the facts change, I change my mind -- what do you do, sir?" Needless to say, when facts change, one is considered to have common sense to change one's mind, otherwise one is considered to be a homar.

But when you read this, you really wonder how on earth did this chap get elected? I quote:

President George W. Bush said on Tuesday that US policy on Iran would remain unchanged despite the revelation that Washington no longer thinks that Tehran is developing nuclear weapons. Mr Bush said this week’s US National Intelligence Estimate, which found that Tehran halted its nuclear weapons programme in 2003, had not altered his opinion of the threat.

Sighs, perhaps it is a good thing that he is leaving. I wonder if they can put in some common sense tests on all US Presidents?

All this to be taken with a grain of piquant salt!!!

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