Wednesday, April 23, 2014

St George's Day promises to be empty

As well as being St George's Day today marks the death of English playwright, William Shakespeare. To the day it is a month since I last blogged. More importantly it is the first anniversary of Barack Obama's last big promise to close Guantanamo Bay. It was a promise he made at his electoral address which held out hope for those in the world who believe in justice. It was however an empty promise.

Empty promises are the mouthwash of most politicians. They gargle with them, clean out some bacteria and spit them out repeatedly as though tomorrow will be a new day. But the truth is these promises are meaningless and empty. David Cameron cannot get Shaker Aamer home. Barack Obama cannot close Guantanamo. It is necessary to find out who owns our politicians. Then justice might be seen to be done.