Dubya is no Reagan

The front page of today’s Daily News proclaims: TEAR DOWN THAT PRISON, inferring a ridiculous comparison of Bush’s speech last night and Reagan’s infamous “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” speech at the Berlin Wall. I wondered last night whether or not the US had continued to use any of the German concentration camps once […]

No such thing as a just war

Another hopeful sign… Soldier who refused to return to Iraq to surrender in North Miami By Erik Schelzig, Associated Press NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (AP) Shaken by a gunfight in Iraq that killed innocent civilians, a 28-year-old U.S. soldier declared the invasion ”an oil-driven war” and said he won’t return to the Middle East and fight. […]

A sense of naked helplessness

I rarely give a conscious thought to the possibility of being caught up in a terrorist attack, fully accepting the likelihood that NYC remains a target and at some point in the future, another attack will come. Other than crawling under a rock or moving to North Dakota, there’s really no other option and, to […]

Spain Vows to Pull Soldiers Out of Iraq

Perhaps there is some reason for hope… Spain Vows to Pull Soldiers Out of Iraq By ED McCULLOUGH, Associated Press Writer MADRID, Spain – The leader of Spain’s victorious Socialists said Monday he will withdraw his nation’s support for the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq, restating a campaign promise a day after his party won elections […]

Notes on Mini-Super Tuesday

1. Joe-mentum has officially run out of gas. Credit his supporters – as far off the mark as Kucinich’s – for having the courage of their convictions and voting for him anyway instead of jumping on the misguided “electability” bandwagon. The fact that he’ll have a voice at the convention and Kucinich may not really […]