Quote of the Year

December 23, 2006 at 3:33 am | Posted in America, American politics, Iran, Military, Muslim, Thoughts, War | Leave a comment

“‘Nationalism’ is the pathology of modern developmental history, as inescapable as ‘neurosis’ in the individual, with much the same essential ambiguity attaching to it, a similar built-in capacity for descent into dementia, rooted in the dilemmas of helplessness thrust upon most of the world (the equivalent of infantilism for societies) and largely incurable.”

by Tom Nairn, The Break-up of Britain, pg. 359.

Why do I call this the quote of the year? I really actually mean the quote of the past six years. I believe America has turned ultra-nationalistic in recent times. Take Virgil Goode’s letter to his constituents, in which he shows that it is his belief that Muslims do not represent American culture. His view of his nation does not include the Muslim. Nothing could be more infantile and wrong. But, nationalism being what it is, it can hardly be pinned down to one definition or another. As Benedict Anderson defines it in his work, Imagined Communities, “the nation: it is an imagined political community—and imagined as both inherently limited and sovereign. It is imagined because the members of even the smallest nation will never know most of their fellow-members, meet them, or even hear of them, yet in the minds of each lives the image of their communion.” (pg. 6)

I might add that nationalism is not just about who we are, but perhaps more importantly as who we are NOT. This difference between the imagined communities is the key to the destructive aspect of nationalism. Can an American who strongly believe in his community “America” identify in any way with, say, the community imagined by Iranians? and vice versa. Nationalists often, also, turn on their own if they aren’t ideologically pure. They paint tainted members of the imagined community as traitors to the cause, anti-community (e.g. anti-American, or “blame America first”).

Can our country get away from nationalism? Tom Nairn thinks it is “incurable,” and from the continual glorifying of the individual or group who fights to the death for the cause of the community…well, that doesn’t help. As Anderson continues:

Finally, it is imagined as a community, because, regardless of the actual inequality and exploitation that may prevail in each, the nation is always conceived as a deep, horizontal comradeship. Ultimately, it is this fraternity that makes it possible, over the past two centuries, for so many millions of people, not so much to kill, as willing to die for such limited imaginings.

Blair’s Alliance of the Good

December 20, 2006 at 7:43 pm | Posted in American politics, Cheney, Iran, Iraq, Islam, King George, Middle East, Military, Muslim, neo-conservatives, Tony Blair, War on Terror | Leave a comment

Tony Blair. Seeing his legacy in shambles, tied to Iraq and George Bush, is nobly trying to get away from the fact that he sold the WMDs and the threat far more ably and intellectually than Bush could ever have done. He is cruising the Middle East right now, calling for an alliance against evil, those dastardly Iranians. Of course, he does not speak in such brutish terms, as we in America are accustomed to from our right-wing compatriots, but thus is his desire. Continue Reading Blair’s Alliance of the Good…

Racism and Bigotry Alive and Well in Your Congress America

December 20, 2006 at 1:38 pm | Posted in American politics, Bill Clinton, Congress, conservatives, Evangelicals, Mexico, Muslim, Religion, Republicans | 3 Comments

Representative Virgil Goode (not living up to his name) shows that racism and bigotry is alive and well in Congress. Just who is he trying to score points with? Which hearts is he trying to inflame? What fire is he trying to stoke? Continue Reading Racism and Bigotry Alive and Well in Your Congress America…

He Could Not Understand, He Had Seen A Vision

December 12, 2006 at 9:47 pm | Posted in American politics, Christianity, Democracy, Democrats, Evangelicals, freedom, Iran, Iraq, Israel, King George, Muslim, Peace, Religion, Republicans, Rumsfeld, Torture, violence, War, War on Terror | Leave a comment

I have written a poem that I would like to share with my political readers. Please follow the link and tell me what you think.

He Could Not Understand, He Had Seen A Vision

Convert or Die

December 12, 2006 at 9:11 pm | Posted in Christianity, Islam, Muslim, War | 5 Comments

That’s the premise of the new video game, Left Behind, based on the popular but terribly written Christian books. So is it okay to create a game where players take either the side of Christians or the side of Satanists, and go around “converting” people? Not only that but they go around with guns in their hands converting people…isn’t that…er…what extremist Muslims want to do? Isn’t their supposed goal the forcible conversion of the world to Islam?

Backing the Shi’ites In A Civil War

December 11, 2006 at 9:59 pm | Posted in American politics, Iran, Iraq, King George, Lebanon, Muslim, Religion, War on Terror | 4 Comments

Josh Marshall critiques the possible plan of siding with the Shi’ites in a civil war with the Sunnis in Iraq. He states it like it is.

The irony of the plan to possibly back the Shi’ites against the Sunnis is that Iraq is surrounded on all fronts but one by Sunni majority countries, including our strongest Arab ally, Saudi Arabia. The Shi’ites’s biggest ally in the Middle East? Iran, of course. So the plan apparently is to support the ethnic cleansing of Sunnis, brothers to the Saudis and the Syrians and just about everybody else in the Middle East except the Iranians and some Lebanese. Oh and those Lebanese happen to be Hezbollah. Oh and Al-Qaida sees Shi’ites as heretics, so they are fine with lumping them with Americans. Does this even make sense?

Of course, Bush could never side with the Sunnis in a civil war against the Shi’ites. Saddam Hussein is a Sunni. To back the Sunnis means backing the Baath party. Furthermore, Al-Qaida is Sunni. Wouldn’t they love to see America backing Sunnis in the sectarian conflict against the heretics!

The big question is why did no one really consider these before invading Iraq? Then again, as I’ve shown before, our leaders weren’t that caught up to the differences between Sunnis and Shi’ites, were they?

How tragically sad this whole situation is right now! All so that George W. Bush could be re-elected and not fall to the same trap his father fell in. Like I said, Shakespeare would write his greatest tragedy if he were alive today.

What If This Was Your Son or Daughter?

December 5, 2006 at 3:40 am | Posted in America, American politics, Jose Padilla, King George, Muslim, Torture, War on Terror | 41 Comments

I ask this question about Jose Padilla. Apparently few Americans find it in their hearts to be truly troubled by how this man has been treated. After all, he was a former gang member, and he’s a Muslim, and apparently had contacts with Al-Qaida. But read the following accounts about his three and a half years in custody at the hands of the United States government and ask yourself if this is something you wish to see upon your son or daughter. This is important, because if this sort of thing is allowed to continue, the government might accuse your son or daughter of being a terrorist, and throw your son or daughter in prison without the possibility not only of standing trial, but of confronting his or her accusers and demanding the evidence, the proof of the accusation. It is tough to want to find love for a former gang member, but if we cannot do unto the least of these His brethren, have we done it unto Him?

The ongoing national disgrace of lawless indefinite detentions

As I have said many times, the most astounding and disturbing fact over the last five years — and there is a very stiff competition for that title — is that we have collectively really just sat by while the U.S. Government arrests and detains people, including U.S. citizens, and then imprisons them for years without any charges of any kind. What does it say about our country that not only does our Government do that, but that we don’t really seem to mind much?

Breaking the furniture

This treatment is extremely inhumane. They basically blinded, deafened and then isolated him, essentially destroying his mind. There is no reason on earth to put those goggles and earphones on him to go to the dentist in the prison in South Carolina except to keep him from ever feeling like a normal human being, part of the natural world. It’s sick.

………

Somewhere they came up with the idea that every single person detained by the military as an enemy combatant was not just guilty, he was not even a human being. And so they did this stuff almost as if to make sure the person was not treated as a human being in any way. Perhaps it tested their own assumptions too much if they were seen as people instead of pure personifications of evil.

And it worked:

In his affidavit, Mr. Patel said, “I was told by members of the brig staff that Mr. Padilla’s temperament was so docile and inactive that his behavior was like that of ‘a piece of furniture.’ ”

This “piece of furniture” had to have blackout goggles and earphones, manacles and a force of men in riot gear in order to go to the prison dentist. I do not know if they made him wear the goggles and earphones when he had his root canal. But I’d be willing to bet they did. It would be so much more punishing not to be able to see and hear, but be able to feel. Why waste an opportunity to further dehumanize the furniture?

Urban Archaeology

Anyway, in the diary were observations about the mental health of the prisoners. The prisoners lived in solitary confinement, in small rooms lacking natural light. The diarist expressed genuine surprise that it didn’t take very long (6-12 months) for prisoners – many of whom were in for minor offenses – to start displaying signs of profound mental illness.

What this has to do with current events is left to the reader.

drooling sociopath

A couple years ago, I had a first-hand encounter with one of these “drooling sociopaths” when I was selected for jury duty in a murder trial here in Chicago (26th and California).

The woman accused of murder was a black woman 20 years old. During selection for jury duty, the judge asked us all some questions.

She came to one white woman about 20 years old who immediately said that the accused black woman should die for her crime. The judge calmly pointed out that this was not a death penalty case in the first place, and secondly, no evidence had been even presented.

The young white woman stood her ground and told the judge the other woman “should die!” and that as far as she was concerned “anyone accused of a crime is guilty.” Furthermore, said the woman, she happened to be a “Christian” and a very religious woman, and that her religion demanded that this woman must die. It was in the Bible, “an eye for an eye.”

Jose Padilla in chains

This series of video images shows a typical prison cell extraction of Jose Padilla, an alleged al-Qaeda operative who faces federal terrorism charges after being declared an “enemy combatant” by President George W. Bush. The photos, taken from an unclassified Department of Defense video shot at the Navy brig in Charleston, S.C., show some of the precautions taken by officers (who are dressed in camouflage and riot gear) when transporting the 36-year-old Padilla. After cuffing Padilla’s feet and hands–which the detainee had to stick through openings in his cell door–officers removed him from the cell and placed blackout goggles and headphones on Padilla. In this case, according to a December 1 court filing by Padilla’s legal team, the former Chicago gang member was being brought to “other parts of the facility where he was confined.” Padilla’s counsel included the seven images as an exhibit to a U.S. District Court filing arguing that he has been subjected to torture and unduly harsh treatment since his incarceration in 2002. Padilla’s lawyers claim that his mistreatment has included “isolation; sleep and sensory depravation; hoodings; stress positions; exposure to noxious fumes; exposure to temperature extremes; threats of imminent execution; assaults; the forced administration of mind-altering substances; denial of religious practices; manipulation of diet; and other forms of mistreatment.”

Bush’s America

Three ridiculously well-armed soldiers to guard and escort a defenseless inmate with no shoes, driven to mental illness, who has a record of perfect compliance with his jailors and who has seen all the main charges against him dropped. An American citizen detained without charge for almost four years – in solitary confinement and darkness and forced to wear goggles and sound-erasing ear-plugs in public.

One man is responsible for this. And he is president of the United States. I am told I am hysterical to be angry about this. But my anger gets deeper the more we know. I simply do not understand why the anger and sense of disgrace is not more widely felt.

I do not understand either, Mr. Sullivan.

Can An American Congressman Be Sworn In On the Qur’an?

December 1, 2006 at 7:51 pm | Posted in American politics, Congress, Democracy, Muslim | 24 Comments

Conservatives are whining that newly elected Congressman Kieth Ellison wants to be sworn in using the Qur’an instead of the Bible.

In a column posted Tuesday on the conservative website Townhall.com, Dennis Prager blasted Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison’s decision to take the oath of office Jan. 4 with his hand on a Quran, the Muslim holy book.

“He should not be allowed to do so,” Prager wrote, “not because of any American hostility to the Koran, but because the act undermines American culture.”

He said Ellison, a convert from Catholicism, should swear on a Christian Bible — which “America holds as its holiest book. … If you are incapable of taking an oath on that book, don’t serve in Congress.”

But…technically and legally, there are no Constitutional requirements that one has to use a specific book for the swearing in. So can Mr. Ellison be sworn in on the Qur’an? What do you all think?

The Middle East and the Jaredites

November 24, 2006 at 12:42 pm | Posted in American politics, Iraq, Lebanon, Mormon, Muslim, Religion, War on Terror, World Events | 2 Comments

David Ignatius has a great op-ed in the Washington Post today on what he calls the Politics of Assassination, in reference to the murder of Pierre Gemayel, the Lebanese Christian politician. He says:

A disease is eating away at the Middle East. It afflicts the Syrians, the Iraqis, the Lebanese, even the Israelis. It is the idea that the only political determinant in the Arab world is raw force — the power of physical intimidation. It is politics as assassination.

This week saw another sickening instance of this law of brute force, with the murder of Pierre Gemayel, a Lebanese cabinet minister who had been a strong critic of Syria. Given the brutal history of Syria’s involvement in Lebanon, there’s an instant temptation to blame Damascus. But in this land of death, there are so many killers and so few means of holding them to account that we can only guess at who pulled the trigger.

I am reminded, sadly, of another group of people with a similar knack for the use of violence and political assassination: The Jaredites. Who are the Jaredites? They are a people in the Book of Mormon (the Olmecs from what we know archaeologically), who left during the time of the Tower of Babel, crossed the Pacific and found their promised land. In Ether 9:4-12 we read the following:

4 And it came to pass that Jared was anointed king over the people, by the hand of wickedness; and he gave unto Akish his daughter to wife.
5 And it came to pass that Akish sought the life of his father-in-law; and he applied unto those whom he had sworn by the oath of the ancients, and they obtained the head of his father-in-law, as he sat upon his throne, giving audience to his people.
6 For so great had been the spreading of this wicked and secret society that it had corrupted the hearts of all the people; therefore Jared was murdered upon his throne, and Akish reigned in his stead.
7 And it came to pass that Akish began to be jealous of his son, therefore he shut him up in prison, and kept him upon little or no food until he had suffered death.
8 And now the brother of him that suffered death, (and his name was Nimrah) was angry with his father because of that which his father had done unto his brother.
9 And it came to pass that Nimrah gathered together a small number of men, and fled out of the land, and came over and dwelt with Omer.
10 And it came to pass that Akish begat other sons, and they won the hearts of the people, notwithstanding they had sworn unto him to do all manner of iniquity according to that which he desired.
11 Now the people of Akish were desirous for gain, even as Akish was desirous for power; wherefore, the sons of Akish did offer them money, by which means they drew away the more part of the people after them.
12 And there began to be a war between the sons of Akish and Akish, which lasted for the space of many years, yea, unto the destruction of nearly all the people of the kingdom, yea, even all, save it were thirty souls, and they who fled with the house of Omer.

The Jaredites focused on revenge and reprisals instead of the religion they espoused. Sounds very similar to the Middle East. Mr. Ignatius continues:

The sickness must end. The people of the Middle East are destroying themselves, literally and figuratively, with the politics of assassination. So many things are going right in the modern world — until we reach the boundaries of the Middle East, where the gunmen hide in wait. Those who imagined they could stop the assassins’ little guns with their big guns — the United States and Israel come to mind — have been undone by the howling gale of violence. In trying to fight the killers, they began to make their own arguments for assassination and torture. That should have been a sign that something had gone wrong.

This is a time of convulsive change in the region, and many doors are being pushed open. Syria has an opportunity to leave behind its drab Cold War trench coat and become a modern, prosperous Mediterranean nation; Hezbollah, the militia that represents Lebanon’s dispossessed Shiite population, has a chance to lead its followers into political power and prosperity. But they won’t realize these opportunities so long as the politics of assassination rules the region. If Syria and Hezbollah keep brandishing their power like a grenade, it will ultimately blow apart in their hands.

In Ether 11:5-7 we see the worsening of the violence:

5 And it came to pass that the brother of Shiblom caused that all the prophets who prophesied of the destruction of the people should be put to death;
6 And there was great calamity in all the land, for they had testified that a great curse should come upon the land, and also upon the people, and that there should be a great destruction among them, such an one as never had been upon the face of the earth, and their bones should become as heaps of earth upon the face of the land except they should repent of their wickedness.
7 And they hearkened not unto the voice of the Lord, because of their wicked combinations; wherefore, there began to be wars and contentions in all the land, and also many famines and pestilences, insomuch that there was a great destruction, such an one as never had been known upon the face of the earth; and all this came to pass in the days of Shiblom.

When we see the terrible destruction violence has upon the Iraqis, with the attack just yesterday killing now over 200 people, is this destruction bad enough yet to make the Iraqis see the futility of the use of violence? Sadly, I do not believe that will end their hate. The Iraqis (and Lebanon is following in this path), are starting to look a lot like the Jaredites:

Ether 13:25-27

25 Now there began to be a war upon all the face of the land, every man with his band fighting for that which he desired.
26 And there were robbers, and in fine, all manner of wickedness upon all the face of the land.
27 And it came to pass that Coriantumr was exceedingly angry with Shared, and he went against him with his armies to battle; and they did meet in great anger, and they did meet in the valley of Gilgal; and the battle became exceedingly sore.

Ether 13:31

31 And Shared wounded Coriantumr in his thigh, that he did not go to battle again for the space of two years, in which time all the people upon the face of the land were shedding blood, and there was none to restrain them.

Ether 14:8-10

8 Now the brother of Shared, whose name was Gilead, also received great strength to his army, because of secret combinations.
9 And it came to pass that his high priest murdered him as he sat upon his throne.
10 And it came to pass that one of the secret combinations murdered him in a secret pass, and obtained unto himself the kingdom; and his name was Lib; and Lib was a man of great stature, more than any other man among all the people.

Ether 14:21-24

21 And so great and lasting had been the war, and so long had been the scene of bloodshed and carnage, that the whole face of the land was covered with the bodies of the dead.
22 And so swift and speedy was the war that there was none left to bury the dead, but they did march forth from the shedding of blood to the shedding of blood, leaving the bodies of both men, women, and children strewed upon the face of the land, to become a prey to the worms of the flesh.
23 And the ascent thereof went forth upon the face of the land, even upon all the face of the land; wherefore the people became troubled by day and by night, because of the scent thereof.
24 Nevertheless, Shiz did not cease to pursue Coriantumr; for he had sworn to avenge himself upon Coriantumr of the blood of his brother, who had been slain, and the word of the Lord which came to Ether that Coriantumr should not fall by the sword.

It got so bad that even when Coriantumr realized just how horrible things have gotten, he tried to make amends with his enemy, who still wanted this head. This was impossible with his people, and thus the violence continued:

Ether 15:1-6

1 And it came to pass when Coriantumr had recovered of his wounds, he began to remember the words which Ether had spoken unto him.
2 He saw that there had been slain by the sword already nearly two millions of his people, and he began to sorrow in his heart; yea, there had been slain two millions of mighty men, and also their wives and their children.
3 He began to repent of the evil which he had done; he began to remember the words which had been spoken by the mouth of all the prophets, and he saw them that they were fulfilled thus far, every whit; and his soul mourned and refused to be comforted.
4 And it came to pass that he wrote an epistle unto Shiz, desiring him that he would spare the people, and he would give up the kingdom for the sake of the lives of the people.
5 And it came to pass that when Shiz had received his epistle he wrote an epistle unto Coriantumr, that if he would give himself up, that he might slay him with his own sword, that he would spare the lives of the people.
6 And it came to pass that the people repented not of their iniquity; and the people of Coriantumr were stirred up to anger against the people of Shiz; and the people of Shiz were stirred up to anger against the people of Coriantumr; wherefore, the people of Shiz did give battle unto the people of Coriantumr.

Ether 15:19-22

19 But behold, the Spirit of the Lord had ceased striving with them, and Satan had full power over the hearts of the people; for they were given up unto the hardness of their hearts, and the blindness of their minds that they might be destroyed; wherefore they went again to battle.
20 And it came to pass that they fought all that day, and when the night came they slept upon their swords.
21 And on the morrow they fought even until the night came.
22 And when the night came they were drunken with anger, even as a man who is drunken with wine; and they slept again upon their swords.

Ether 15:29-30

29 Wherefore, he did pursue them, and on the morrow he did overtake them; and they fought again with the sword. And it came to pass that when they had aall fallen by the sword, save it were Coriantumr and Shiz, behold Shiz had fainted with the loss of blood.
30 And it came to pass that when Coriantumr had leaned upon his sword, that he rested a little, he smote off the head of Shiz.

Thus ends a civilization.

The Stupidity of the American Enterprise Institute Continues

November 20, 2006 at 3:49 am | Posted in America, American politics, Iran, Iraq, King George, Muslim, Pakistan, Revising History, War on Terror | Leave a comment

Not satisfied with their philosophy utterly discredited with the war in Iraq, the American Enterprise Institute continues to spew out drivel, now directed towards Iran. In an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, Joshua Muravchik argues that it is time to bomb Iran, as if that will somehow solve all our problems, i.e. as if that will end Iran’s drive for nuclear weapons. He does say that there will be a price:

Finally, wouldn’t such a U.S. air attack on Iran inflame global anti-Americanism? Wouldn’t Iran retaliate in Iraq or by terrorism? Yes, probably. That is the price we would pay. But the alternative is worse.

So the price of a risky attack which might not even get all the sites destroyed is that Iran will meddle further in Iraq, further destabilizing the country, create more terrorism around the world, and inflame global anti-Americanism even further. Is Mr. Muravchik really that stupid? He glosses over the costs as if it’s not bad, when he doesn’t even mention the very real possibility that bombing Iran won’t stop the WMD program from continuing further. In fact, it will probably only further embolden Iran. After all, once they get nuclear weapons, the likelihood of America attacking Iran will decrease exponentially. They know what power lies behind the possession of nuclear technology. They see it in Pakistan. America’s greatest failure in stopping other countries from getting nuclear weapons lies in her relationship with Pakistan. We support a military dictatorship that sits on nuclear weapons, that oppresses its people, that can’t control much of its country…oh and Osama Bin Laden is hiding there, comfortably among friends. Yeah, America. Great message that you send to the rest of the world!

Mr. Muravchik gets even worse in his op-ed. He starts using reductio ad Leninism, along with revising history:

Communism itself was to claim perhaps 100 million lives, and it also gave rise to fascism and Nazism, leading to World War II. Ahmadinejad wants to be the new Lenin. Force is the only thing that can stop him.

Yeah, tie Ahmadinejad to Lenin. Make him as bad of a man as the most influential person in the 20th Century, Vladimir Lenin. Of course, Ahmadinejad is no Lenin, nor a Stalin, nor a Hitler. But Mr. Muravchik does not wish to be honest with his readers. See, Lenin and Hitler were forceful personalities that could fundamentally alter what people thought about them. They won over the masses. They ruled with full force and power. They were the strongest cults of personalities you could ever find in history. Few even come close to their personas. Ahmadinejad does not hold the reins of power in Iran. He’s but a puppet, dancing the strings for the clerics in the background. Furthermore, they led countries that could mobilize themselves to be the most powerful nations on the planet. When Germany began attacking her neighbors in 1938, she was the most powerful nation on the planet. True, when Lenin took control of Russia, she was very weak, but that was only due to the fact that she just went through a revolution. However, by the time of Hitler’s attack on Russia, Russia fended off the most powerful nation. It is my belief that Hitler’s greatest mistake was to attack Russia when he did. That is what led to his downfall.

Now, if we look at Iran today, we find that militarily speaking, it doesn’t even have the largest military budget in the Middle East. That honor goes not even to Israel. Saudi Arabia has the largest military budget of the Middle East, nearly three times more than both Israel and Iran, which have similar sized budgets. Iran could not defeat Saddam’s Iraq even though they had three times more people.

Sorry but the comparison to two of the world’s greatest and most powerful leaders is false and rather unscholarly for one representing a think tank. But the American Enterprise Institute has not proven itself over the last decade to spew out much but trash about the Middle East.

Furthermore, he continues the tradition among right-wingers to say that fascism and Nazism were somehow created or formed by Communism. This is because right-wingers, like Mr. Muravchik, hate the fact that there actually arose evil people and philosophies on the right side of the political spectrum. Indeed some of the worst people in the world came from conservative societies. It is kinda detrimental to your attempt to smear the left as pure evil when your own political side has had some truly evil people. Thus, they revise history and move the goal posts so as to say evil only comes from the left.

Finally Mr. Muravchik says:

After the Bolshevik takeover of Russia in 1917, a single member of Britain’s Cabinet, Winston Churchill, appealed for robust military intervention to crush the new regime. His colleagues weighed the costs — the loss of soldiers, international derision, revenge by Lenin — and rejected the idea.

Hmmm, there’s probably a reason why only one person was stupid enough to think that such a plan would work. Or is Mr. Muravchik also deriding Mr. Churchill for not having the balls to go after Russia at its weakest? I’m sure Mr. Churchill was not for that idea. Mr. Churchill was much smarter than Mr. Muravchik is proving. How horrible the future of our country will be if we continue listening to such idiots as Mr. Muravchik and others from the American Enterprise Institute. Remember, America. They gave you the Iraq you see today. Those are the fruits of their labors. Those horrors are their visions and futures. Do not listen to them.

Bush Needs Bin Laden Free and Alive

November 1, 2006 at 2:18 pm | Posted in Afghanistan, America, American politics, Democracy, Democrats, Iran, Iraq, King George, Muslim, Republicans, Santorum, Straw Man, War on Terror | 2 Comments

I don’t think I’ve made this point strongly enough. Bush needs Osama Bin Laden and his terrorist organization to be free and alive and active in order to make his political points for Republicans. Continue Reading Bush Needs Bin Laden Free and Alive…

British Top Commander Calls For Pulling Out of Iraq

October 13, 2006 at 3:05 am | Posted in Great Britain, Iraq, King George, Military, Muslim, War on Terror | Leave a comment

Britain’s top military commander is calling for a withdrawal from Iraq, causing much uproar over in Britain. His reasoning is very astute and based on the reality of the situation. Continue Reading British Top Commander Calls For Pulling Out of Iraq…

Muslims, Please Stop Playing the Victim

October 6, 2006 at 5:55 pm | Posted in Muslim | 2 Comments

In yet another example, Muslims became upset when Jack Straw said he would like to see Muslim women’s head scarves gone all together. Continue Reading Muslims, Please Stop Playing the Victim…

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