Sponsors of Terrorism

Another interesting twist in the Global War on Terrorism. Iraq’s biological weapons program, which is one of W’s excuses for bombing him (and lots of innocent civilians), got its start with considerable assistance from good old Uncle Sam. And it happened in the 80s, when Ronnie and Daddy were running the country, so we can’t even blame it on Bill Clinton.

So where do we fit in the new Bush doctrine of pre-emptive strikes against regimes that supply weapons of mass destruction to terrorists? Maybe Al-Qaida’s strike against the U.S. was just an early adoption of that doctrine.

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Make Love, not War

And, of course, we should all be concerned about Dubya\’s continued march towards war in Iraq. But there are others (far too few, I\’m afraid) who are making the argument against that insanity far more eloquently than I could. I suppose I should find and link to some good examples, but for the moment I just want to stand up and be counted on the side of peace.

Liberty and Livelihood

Worldwide, on a personal level, I guess I need to be interested in Countryside Alliance ‘Liberty & Livelihood March’
occurring today in London. For those who don’t share my interest in foxhunting, and therefore may be unaware of this issue, the British government is considering a ban on hunting with hounds, and those whose liberty and livelihood is threatened by this are planning one of the largest protests London has ever seen, anticipating crowds of over 300,000.

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