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Jul 22 2013

Irish parliamentarian blasts Barack Obama

Clare Daly calls him a war criminal and a hypocrite in parliament and accuses the Irish government of ‘pimping’ and ‘prostituting’ their country in service to the Americans.

(Via Jonathan Turley.)

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  1. 1
    steve oberski

    Let’s see more of them stand up and accuse the Irish government of ‘pimping’ and ‘prostituting’ their country in service of the Vatican as well.

  2. 2
    Marcus Ranum

    (applause)

  3. 3
    priscilla parker

    PM Daly was interviewed by RT last week and it’s worth watching as well. She even said she Ireland should give Asylum to Snowden for his bravery:

  4. 4
    machintelligence

    I guess loudmouth assholes come in all sizes and genders.

  5. 5
    left0ver1under

    Cue the reactionary claims that Daly was being racist or somehow “offensive” , in a feeble attempt to silence the argument.

    The only thing that’s surprising about Daly’s statement is that someone had the courage to say it aloud. I’m glad she did.

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    M can help you with that.

    steve oberski @ 1 –

    Let’s see more of them stand up and accuse the Irish government of ‘pimping’ and ‘prostituting’ their country in service of the Vatican as well.

    This one’s from a Trotskyist political party (with a pro-choice plank in their platform); being pro-religious generally isn’t among their major flaws.

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    Marcus Ranum

    I guess loudmouth assholes come in all sizes and genders

    You trying to prove your point?

  8. 8
    Nick Gotts

    I guess you missed the current taoiseach’s attack on the Vatican.

  9. 9
    steve oberski

    No and I agree that this is a great start.

    But it is still painfully obvious, especially in the area of equal treatment under the law for women, that the Irish parliament is still heavily influenced by Catholic dogma.

    Their new abortion law, while perhaps a step in the right direction, is still a slap in the face to women.

    And the fact that the Catholic church has been able to side step full criminal and civil responsibility for it’s (still ongoing) horrific actions over the decades (and most likely centuries) speaks to a huge degree of religious interference in what should be a strictly secular undertaking.

    So I applaud Clare Daly for her courage to point out how the US government interferes in Irish policy, but the fact of the matter is that Vatican interference in Irish domestic policy decisions has a far greater impact on the daily life of Irish citizens, especially those deemed by the Catholic church to be fully less than human, such as women, homosexuals and children born outside of a church approved transfer of female chattel ownership ceremony.

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