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UNCLAS COLOMBO 000183 SIPDIS DEPT FOR INR/R/MR, I/RW, I/REC SA/INS (FOR JWALLER); SA/PAB SA/RA (FOR SCENSNY) SA/PD LJIRWIN, WREINCKENS, SHOVANEC E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: KPAO, OPRC, KMDR, OIIP, ECPS, OEXC SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION: State of the Union Address; Colombo Ref: (A) SECSTATE 21822, (B) COLOMBO 0167, (C) COLOMBO 0174 1. "Flights of fancy? We hope not" Independent English daily, Daily Mirror, commented (1/31): "The key phrase is `where it began'. Yes, it all began in the United States, a country responsible for the mayhem that the world is in today and the coming cataclysm. "It is the United States lopsided policy that is denying a peaceful solution to the Palestinian crisis ... denying hundreds of millions of the world poor access to cheap and quality medicine ... has dealt a death blow to the Kyoto protocol on environment ... made the world criminal court ineffective ... made the United Nations a puppet or a talking shop ... brought the world to the verge of a third world war. The list is longer, with human rights, international law, exploitation of the developing world in the name of globalisation and other key areas being included. "All this points to one thing -- the United States is responsible for the world disorder. Hence, it all began `here in our country'. Naturally, Bush did not see it in this light in his State of the Union address." 2. "Will there be a US-Iraq war or not?" Independent Tamil daily, Virakesari (1/31) "According to President Bush's State of the Union address, America will bomb Iraq before the end of March. This war is going to put an end to everything and President Bush says it cannot be averted. "Bush has roused Americans, citing a connection between Saddam's people and Al-Qaida rebels who attacked America, the policeman of the world, on September 11. He has also said that proof is available and will be submitted at an appropriate time. "If war breaks out it will be a serious threat to our workers in the Middle East. We will be unable to expect any employment in the region for well over a year. The price of petroleum products will increase, and food will once again become scarce. All of this will be a further burden on our people who at present are paying through their noses for their vegetables." WILLS
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