Saturday, February 10, 2007

Lt. Gen. David Petraeus, who takes over today as U.S. commander in Iraq, is assembling a band of warrior-intellectuals in a crucial effort to reverse the downward trend in the Iraq war. LINK

Now that the whole goddamned place is swirling around and around, just seconds from going down the crapper, they bring in the military brains! of course, STARTING this lie-war were the NON-military, (dare I say), NON- brains of the
political extreme right, theft party, who were sending young men and women into the meat grinder to be met as liberators, and thanked for not guarding ammunition dumps, museums, buldozing historic sites, and all sorts of criminally thoughtless behaviours...
Our adventure in Iraq is the possibly the darkest of our dark American robber-baron history. The fact that so few feel shame is, itself, shameful...

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.