Tag Archives: Cheney

America’s Worst Enemy

In a post Thursday, I expressed concern over what damage George Bush and Dick Cheney might do in the 11 months they have remaining in office. Our worst fears were fulfilled within hours. That day, before the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Michael Mukasey, the man who was supposed to be better than Alberto Gonzales, […]

Impeachment Now!

In Zen Buddhism, there is the idea that while enlightenment can takes years of meditation and discipline, it can also happen in a flash. Suddenly, the mind becomes clear and everything makes sense. In Zen, it’s called satori, which means “kick in the eye.” I had one of those Monday when a local blog quoted […]

Slime of War

If there can be a good war, then World War II was it. It was an unambiguous battle between good and evil and the good guys won. Another bonus was – oddly – the universal draft that pulled men from all walks of life and ranging in age from late teens to early 40s. The […]

No New Nukes

Now that George Bush and Dick Cheney are held in nearly-universal scorn, there seems to be a creeping complacency in America, that they’ve done all the harm they can and all we have to do is wait 17 months and the bozos will be gone. That’s not true, there’s plenty of mischief still available to […]

The March of Folly

Historian Barbara Tuchman won a Pulitzer Prize in 1962 for The Guns of August, her magisterial study of how the European powers blundered into World War I. An early reader of the book was John F. Kennedy, who applied the lessons of that book to help the US avoid similar blunders during the tense days […]