In all our sanctuaries we sit at risk

Mr Toad and Dr Doomboyd


The phrase “Shock and Awe” came into our reckoning as a description of America’s opening attack against Iraq in their war (beginning March, 2003) to overthrow Saddam Hussein and his regime. Supported by the British, the Americans went in search of Saddam Hussein’s non-existent weaponry. A short while later, Mr Bush stood alone on one of the American aircraft carriers, and spoke to the cameras to the effect that the job was now done and he had “delivered.” No weaponry had been found but, hey, who was counting ? All you need to take back control is Shock and Awe, some aircraft carriers and a camera…