Thursday, March 19, 2009

Taking Command of the Islands

The British government is taking direct control of the colony of the Turks and Caicos Islands because, according to the BBC, ‘a report found a climate of political amorality and incompetence’. How does that distinguish Turks and Caicos from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, The United States of America or Iceland? One might think that suddenly deciding that integrity is important is a breakthrough, but I suspect someone has discovered a large gas field just off the coast of the islands or, better, a safe haven for Gordon Brown when he leaves office at the next election.

If the basis for regime change is political "amorality and incompetence" why didn't Britain take back the US colony during Bush 43's reign?

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