Thursday, January 24, 2008

Mr Bono goes to Washington

Apparently, Bono popped in to the Pentagon on Tuesday, to meet Robert Gates:

Press secretary Geoff Morrell confirmed the 20-minute chat had taken place, saying: "They discussed... their shared desire for greater civilian participation in tackling the problems afflicting that region."

We're sure it's simply because the spokesperson comes from the heart of the military-industrial complex that he spoke of Bono as if Vox wasn't actually a civilian himself.

Curiously, Bono seemed to be implying he was trying to talk up governmental aid for developing regions; the Pentagon suggest the pair were saying that increases in aid should come from non-governmental sources.