Crying for countless more innocent human lives that will be lost, because they happen to be in the way of a war that was started for reasons proven mistaken. Crying for countless more American families suffering ill-health and poverty, because they happen to be in the way of pharmaceutical interests that will further turn health into a luxury good which they cannot afford. Crying for countless more animal and plant species worldwide that will be lost forever, because they happen to be in the way of corporate powers that still view fossil fuels as theirs to deplete, and remain blind to alternatives that provide any kind of future energy supply. Crying, because the world, and every living thing on it, deserve so much better.p>Or is that the Great American Dream? Is it really the Great American Sleep? Is it so hard to see that the righteous rhetoric is there — but the Real World is some place else? There are no WMD’s in Iraq; Saddam had no working ties with Al Qaeda; violence, not democracy, is king in Afghanistan; abuse at Abu Ghraib happened under U.S. command; assault weapons on the street do not advance homeland security; tax cuts for top incomes are not creating jobs; the record U.S. deficit is growing and China’s economy is merely warming up; four more years and you’ll be on your own. Time to wake up; this is it. br> — Fransje de Waard (Mrs.) br> Amsterdam, the Netherlands /p> p> ABILENE SLEUTHING br> Re: George Neumayr’s Working Kinko’s :
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online