Saturday, November 05, 2011


The CBS News poll showing support for Congress has dropped to an abysmal 9% may dismay an electorate expecting solutions from that august body; but stirs not a quiver among the Congressmen themselves. Why? Well, when the majority of them are used to serving the interests of and enjoying the largess from the upper 1% of the wealthy, they're quite comfortable dealing with a single digit.

Originally publihsed in the Daily Herald, November 5, 2011

Thursday, November 03, 2011


The publication of Condoleezza Rice's memoir as a member of the Bush Administration Iraq war cabinet completes the quartet of books by the four principle architects of our made up and senseless war of choice against Iraq. Although it caused millions of casualties and refugees, principally in the shattered country of Iraq, at the eventual cost of several trillions of dollars, much of that borrowed, these books will earn their authors millions of dollars for their apologias of their foul misdeeds.

The least this fearsome four could have done is provide an honest title to their tomes. Since they didn't, I offer the following:

"Criminal War Decision Points" by former President George Bush

"In My Criminal War Time" by former Vice President Dick Cheney

"Known and Unknown Criminal War: A Memoir" by former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld

And finally: "No Higher Honor: Launching Criminal War" by former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

The only useful purpose these books could serve is to be offered as evidence by the prosecution in their authors' trials for war crimes