Thursday, October 1, 2009

Gore Vidal on Obama, gay sex and liars

It's a great read-an interview with America's greatest intellectual (or is that Noam Chomsky ?) by Tim Teeman in The UK Times :

How’s Obama doing? “Dreadfully. I was hopeful. He was the most intelligent person we’ve had in that position for a long time.
"America should leave Afghanistan, he says. “We’ve failed in every other aspect of our effort of conquering the Middle East or whatever you want to call it.” The “War on Terror” was “made up”, Vidal says. “The whole thing was PR, just like ‘weapons of mass destruction’. It has wrecked the airline business, which my father founded in the 1930s. He’d be cutting his wrists. Now when you fly you’re both scared to death and bored to death, a most disagreeable combination.


"His voice strengthens. “One thing I have hated all my life are LIARS [he says that with bristling anger] and I live in a nation of them."


“Don’t make the error that schoolteacher idiots make by thinking that gay men’s relationships are like heterosexual ones. They’re not.” He “wouldn’t begin to comment” on how they are different."