Wednesday, March 09, 2005

The story about the capture of Saddam Hussein

in a "spider hole" was fabricated? Hmm. Could it be so? Absolutely, say I. After the Jessica Lynch bullshit and the Army's tale about recent shooting of the Italian agent who freed the woman reporter I don't believe a thing that the military tells us about the goings-on in Iraq. Actually, I haven't believed a military-minded person--ever. To me, men and women in the higher echelons of the military--any nation's military--is inherently untrustworthy on account of having a warped sense of humanity,demonstrated by their voluntary decision to join and direct martial force against fellow human beings. That decision, in my view, disqualifies a person from engaging in human discourse.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

"What a revoltin' development this is!"

A signature line from an old radio show, "The Life of Riley," starring William Bendix. (Shows you how old I am!) It's apropos the Bushies' likely reaction to the Iraqi leaders' response to the question whether the US will be allowed to maintain permanent bases in Iraq.