It Makes Me Sick
cut it close ：
or better yet ：
make someone sick ：
Karen: I just can't believe this.
The city looked so peaceful before they started attacking. There's
no mistaking the sound of an air-raid siren, is there? It's so distinct
and eerie. Come to think of it, they must be cutting it close to
the deadline. I mean it's been maybe just 48-hours.
Bill: Well I had hoped that the
attack wouldn't come this quickly or better yet not at all. I find
it hard to believe that it has actually started.
Karen: I know. For a while there
it seemed as if the situation might be improving: the Iraqis were
co-operating with the weapons inspectors, and the world-wide protests
seemed to be influencing international opinion. But I guess that's
all out the window now.
Bill: You know just the other day
I was talking to Jeff at work, and he actually supports this war.
He was saying that he thinks that America is justified in taking
out Hussein, that it's a tough decision but a necessary one.
Karen: I don't think anyone would
disagree that Hussein is a bad man, and probably shouldn't be ruling
Iraq. But the point is that you can't just attack anyone you like.
There are rules and protocols for this kind of thing. I don't understand
people like that. I don't know how they can go along with this.
Bill: I guess people still have
faith in the government. The last I saw 47% of people were in favor
of this ridiculous war.
Karen: Well I don't think popular
opinion really matters anymore. It's clear to me that Bush made
up his mind about this long ago. The whole situation just makes
Bill: Me too.