Archive for January 24th, 2007

What IS the solution now in Iraq?

| January 24, 2007 | 8 Replies
What IS the solution now in Iraq?

Sometimes I have only questions, and few answers.  I feel that way about Iraq.   I have not heard any really good proposals for what to do now in Iraq.  Maybe it is because I start with the belief that we caused this problem by our war-mongering.  I find it hard to think it is responsible […]

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Patriotism and asking good hard questions

| January 24, 2007 | 1 Reply
Patriotism and asking good hard questions

Did you see Virginia Sen. Jim Webb’s response to the President’s State of the Union address last night?  Here’s the text. The President took us into this war recklessly. He disregarded warnings from the national security adviser during the first Gulf War, the chief of staff of the army, two former commanding generals of the […]

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Don’t try to do brain surgery with a chain saw

| January 24, 2007 | 9 Replies
Don’t try to do brain surgery with a chain saw

Never try to do such a foolish thing.  It could never work.  It just makes things worse.  War is a chainsaw.  Reconstituting social structures is akin to brain surgery. So here’s a question: In what major city were the following photos taken? (These photos were sent to me by an American friend who once lived in this city). Snowscape of […]

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