Of all the questionable post-9/11 acts perpetrated by the Bush Administration [which I generally support but can specifically criticize], the curious detention of folks at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base was the one that always had me feeling uneasy. The detainees were treated as, essentially, stateless persons, given little in the way of civil rights. I… Continue reading Gitmo Releases in Offing
On average, human pregnancies last nine months. Therefore, kids born today were probably conceived on or about a day we’re all tired of hearing about. What a difference, eh?
Okay, I’d like to know whose bright idea detaining Jose Padilla [sorry, I ain’t usin’ his Islamic name … I wanna irritate him] indefinitely without charging him. Something about “writ of habeas corpus” just keeps jumping to mind. Yes, this is a bit different, but this guy is an American citizen nabbed in an American… Continue reading More Than Just Vaguely Disturbing
Well, I realized that I woke up this morning much as I did six months ago … awake early with a headache, then back to sleep for a bit, waking up around 7:30 and hauling off to the shower around 7:45. I couldn’t bring myself to turn the TV off. I feared another disaster should… Continue reading Harumph.
We’re on edge. I had to be the bearer of bad news for today’s airplane crash to Amy and John via ICQ and AIM. My TV was on in my office before I could even get here. We know the drill. Assuming that this is just a plane crash–and it’s amazing that we can call… Continue reading One Hour In …
Well, Rummy sez our boys are in there now. Hell, we have to be sure that we’ve had liaisons on the ground for some time. Nam started out the same way: liaisons, bombing. Though Powell has his Doctrine, I’m not sure what it is here. To solve the problem of terrorists using Afghanistan as a… Continue reading Parallels
I was reading Aaron’s latest journal entry, and I felt led to respond… I was discussing this with a friend the other day. Life and Death are always in opposition. Starting last Tuesday, Death started to be the dominant force in the world: Death reigned in NYC and DC, and the calls for more Death… Continue reading A Matter of Life (and Death)
If there was any doubt who I was rooting for to win the World Series before last night, it’s been erased by the Seattle Mariners’ celebration of their AL West crown. Class.
With the report that Osama bin Laden may have cashed in on financial instability last week in foreign markets, I really gotta think about the devastation written about by Tom Clancy in Debt of Honor and Executive Orders. What a mess … and life can imitate art.
Brit Hume spoke with Brent Scowcroft, Bush pere‘s National Security Advisor. Scowcroft makes plenty of good points as to why this war will be a while–a long while.