Bill Sykes' Newsletter from America.
An ex-Brit gives his views-(without fear
or favor)---of the American Scene
It is now one year since I started to produce these monthly
news letters for the Huddersfield One web site and this
edition of the newsletter contains items gleaned during
the dog days of Summer, or shall I say “The Days
of Wine and Roses”. (For the uninformed, this is
the title of an old, but very pleasant British sit-com,
which was filmed on location in a small town in my native
For good, bad, or whatever, I’m back.
The majority of current news items coming across the
wires appear to appertain to Mr. Bush, Mr. Cheney, the
Administration, and the Pentagon, in their continued and
constant efforts to convince the American public, and
America’s past Coalition Allies, that a war to oust
Saddam Hussein is imminent and inevitable.
The previous Coalition Allies apparently perceive this
to be a blatant attempt at forcing the reluctant nations
back into the fold.
This is alienating coalition members to such an extent
that they are questioning the authenticity of the claims
being made by the United States and Israel that Saddam
Hussein has now perfected weapons of mass destruction
and that he intends to use them.
One must remember that when weapons of this nature are
developed, testing would have to be performed to prove
the weapons accuracy and adequacy and any tests of this
nature should not be difficult to hide from spy in the
sky observation technology. Perhaps in this “need
to know” world, we the people are not being fully
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