There is a very interesting article in today's Globe and Mail outlining a U.S. backed plan to build a pipeline to deliver natural gas from Turkmenistan to Pakistan and India. The pipeline would run through Kandahar province, the very place where Canadian soldiers are dying in record numbers to "bring democracy to the people." No doubt, the U.S. will be using similar meaningless rhetoric to justify this pipeline. Of course, it has nothing to do with the American endless thirst for control of resources which, of course, is also not the reason they invaded and are now bogged down in Iraq.
It is times like these that I wish I were still teaching Orwell's "Politics and the English Language."