Monthly Archives: May 2009

And Then Things Got Worse

And then things got worse – an all-purpose phrase for everything since September 1939 or so, or perhaps universally useful. Yes, your Republican friends warned you – don’t vote us out of office, there’ll be hell to pay. Maybe you … Continue reading

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Sleepwalking into Empire

June 1990 seems so long ago. It was June at West Point and the graduation ceremonies were impressive. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Colin Powell, gave the commencement address: General Powell, President Bush’s chief military adviser, called on the … Continue reading

Posted in American Empire, American Imperialism, Colin Powell 1990, Colin Powell Endorses Obama, Saddam's Palaces, Winning Hearts and Minds | Leave a comment