“How Bush and his junta succeeded in deflecting America?s anger from bin Laden to Saddam Hussein is one of the great public relations conjuring tricks of history. A recent poll tells us that one in two Americans now believe Saddam was responsible for the attack on the World Trade Centre.
“‘But will we win, Daddy?’
?’Of course, child. It will all be over while you?re still in bed.’
?’Because otherwise Mr Bush?s voters will get terribly impatient and may decide not to vote for him.’
?’But will people be killed, Daddy?’
?’Nobody you know, darling. Just foreign people.’
?’Can I watch it on television?’
?’Only if Mr Bush says you can.’”