Friday, April 22, 2005

What's wrong with America?

Here, in detailed presentation, are two features of American global policy that I detest: Its militarism and its blind, greed-driven dependence on oil. There are others: Its crass materialism and dollar-dominated corporatism, the inequities of world wealth that it causes and perpetuates, its aspiration to empire and a few others. But the first two--they're the ones that are going to ruin our nation and destroy the planet first.

Monday, April 18, 2005

This scathing report

on the status of Iraq's security forces, detailing the absenteeism, lack of training, absence of morale (contrary to the recent representation of the US military command): Is it contained in some left-wing opinion piece? No--it's found in a news analysis by Business Week Online.