Archive for the ‘War & Peace’ Category

Though I am not surprised to hear the news that 2/3 of Americans are opposed to the Bush “plan” to increase troops in Iraq, I’m somewhat surprised to hear about he GOP senators who were a little tough on Rice. “I have to say, Madam Secretary, that I think this speech given last night by […]

“Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it” The similarities between LBJ’s speech 40 years ago and Bush’s new Iraq “strategy” are eerie: LBJ, Jan. 10, 1967: We have chosen to fight a limited war in Vietnam in an attempt to prevent a larger war–a war almost certain to follow, I believe, […]

Rumsfeld’s departure might help things a little bit, but apparently, even he had expressed to Bush that the Iraq “strategy” was failing. In a memo reported in the press today : “In my view it is time for a major adjustment. Clearly, what U.S. forces are currently doing in Iraq is not working well enough […]

I remember back in the debates between Bush and Kerry when Kerry was first asked what was the “the single most serious threat to the national security to the United States”. He replied: Nuclear proliferation. Nuclear proliferation. There’s some 600-plus tons of unsecured material still in the former Soviet Union and Russia. At the rate […]