Monthly Archives: May 2007

Iraq – Not Vietnam at All, But Actually Korea

The story had been has been bubbling under the surface for a few days – two separate reports of a visit a number of Texas-based supporters paid to President Bush recently. The president’s version of the story goes like this … Continue reading

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Our Reputation Precedes Us

Does a nation’s reputation matter? A nation with a reputation for playing fair and respecting the views of others – insofar as a nation can without ignoring its own national interests – has a far easier time in this world. … Continue reading

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The Problems with Reality Continue

We like our delusions. As mentioned previously, think back on what Ron Paul said in the Republican presidential candidates’ debate in South Carolina, suggesting American foreign policy, particularly our post-1991 attacks on Iraq, was a factor behind al-Qaida’s attacks on … Continue reading

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On Not Boiling Babies

Sometimes you just get tired of being the bad guy, but if you are not religiously minded, that’s the role you get. For those of us who find religion mildly interesting, but wholly unconvincing and rather odd, it has been … Continue reading

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Holiday Pause

Posting will resume tomorrow.  Off to San Diego for the big picnic, and Tiffany turns ten, so there’s a party.   UPDATE: Posting will resume Monday.  Visit the photography site and you’ll see why.  

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The Surface and the Rumors

Friday, May 25, as the Memorial Day weekend began, one could pay attention to the big events of the day – the news – or pay attention to what was bubbling under the surface – the rumors.   The major … Continue reading

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A Day of Implausible Farce

When the polls are bad, any president holds a press conference.  Thursday, May 24, they were bad (again) –   More Americans – 72 percent – now say that “generally, things in the country are seriously off on the wrong … Continue reading

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