Harold Pinter, b: 10/10/1930; d: 24/12/2008
German: He’s coming!
Rees: He’ll have something important to say…
Benn: He’ll denounce mass-murdering dictators like Blair and Bush…
Harold (for it is he): I believe the arrest and detention of (Slobodan Milosevic) by the international criminal tribunal is unconstitutional, and goes against Yugoslav and international law. They have no right to try him…and I should know..
I’m a signatory of the international campaign in defence of Slobodan Milosevic.
The Great Playwright: And I’m consistent, unlike the war criminals Bush and Blair, because I’ve said the same about Saddam Hussein…
The Great Playwright: “When I hear Bush say [after the event of 11 September 2001] that ‘on behalf of all freedom-loving people we are going to continue to fight terrorism’ and so on, I wonder what ‘freedom-hating people’ look like: I’ve never seen such people myself or can’t even concieve of it. In other words, he is talking rubbish.”
Unseen voice: A good job our upper-class wadical playwite never met the Taliban, eh?