This lists casualties of the Israeli efforts to subdue the Palestinians in two recent months....Read More
Quotes from the e-newsletter I get from Information Clearing House. … the United States, for generations, has sustained two parallel but opposed states of mind about military atrocities and human rights: one of U.S....Read More
During the first week of February, McCook NE (pop 8000) lost a 20-year-old guard specialist (post-humously promoted to Sgt) to an IED in Iraq. I wanted to try to put a little blame for that loss where it really belongs, but...Read More
Where’s the outrage?A real antiwar movement would end our Iraq disaster. But the middle class doesn’t care enough to protest, so the kids who go to community college will keep dying. “The kids who go to...Read More
Wow. Two on the same page. The McCook Daily Gazette (my hometown paper, on Thu Jan 11) ran an op-ed critical of Bush’s escalation in Iraq that said, among other things, “It’s unacceptable.” [to many...Read More
There can be no graceful exit from Iraq … already “split into parts”. The fracture of Iraq is virtually complete, its chasms sucking in corpses at the rate of up to a thousand a day. -Robert Fisk I know...Read More
Originally published in 1976. My how times have not changed. The civilized have created the wretched, quite coldly and deliberately, and do not intend to change the status quo; are responsible for their slaughter and...Read More
5th Anniversay of 9/11, Sep 11, 2006 Iraq is a major quagmire with no plan or end in sight. Civil war is well under way, and the vision of democracy is now so faint as to be undiscernible. Afghanistan is collapsing back into...Read More
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy? from Gandhi...Read More
A recent letter in the McCook Daily Gazette said nice things about certain Iraqis that the author knows personally, and then concludes we need to stay the course. Here is my response: We dropped the Egg on the Floor One has to...Read More
What is a prophet? Do you qualify if you explain what a nation is doing to itself and what the consequences will be if it continues in that course? If so, we have many worthy prophets in our land. This is from one of those...Read More
Sometimes even the journalistic mainstream gets it. It is only now, nearly five years after Sept. 11, that the full picture of the Bush administration’s response to the terror attacks is becoming clear. Much of it, we can...Read More
A very good question: As Israeli firepower rained down on Lebanon last week, pundits here in the West wasted no time pinning the blame on – Iran … Is it really Iran that is pushing for war? Think about it. Why would...Read More
Have you read the new comment by Martin on yesterday’s post? I’m reproducing most of it here. This is obviously a very literate, concerned, and attentive fellow. He’s talking about a strong American tendency...Read More
It’s sickening to make such comparisons, even implicitly. But I’m not the only one who sees some significant parallels. (See related PublicChristian posts here.) Can we marvel that Christians did not resist more back...Read More
Remember that old line from the ancient TV show “Dragnet”? “Just the facts, M’am.” Well, the facts keep being spoken. Are we listening? “My sincere view is that the commitment of our forces to...Read More
Vince Powers of Lincoln, NE posted this awesome list of quotes from the ranting rightists. Oops, these are the true media elite speaking, so I guess we have to call them “the liberal media elite” if we want to be...Read More
Tom Tomorrow’s “This Modern World” is not one of my favorite cartoons – after all, there’s no visual art involved. But this is sickeningly wise and prescient. This cartoon was done three years ago....Read More
There are some parts of the Bible, even the “Old Testament,” that need very little adjustment in order to have clear and direct meaning to today. What do you think of this from Habakkuk, ch 1? 2 How long, O LORD,...Read More
HBK gave us a good list of quick links about how “well” things are going in Iraq. I looked them all up to provide headlines. Notice that this quick survey of world press reports on events related to our war are all...Read More
Wish I’d Said That!
You are not upset because of your children or your partner.
You are upset because you are upsettable.
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