Saramago on Military Hegemony

Portuguese writer and Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago has again expressed his distaste for the Bush administration, this time at a speaking engagement in Caracas. Among many quotes in the article:

‘I am a person with leftist convictions, and always have been,’ said the 82-year-old writer, adding that whenever he addresses the subject of international politics, ‘I always ask two questions, and only two: How many countries have military bases in the United States? And in how many countries does the United States not have military bases?