Posts in category "peace and war"

Bernie Sanders meets a cumpari, Pope Francis

  “At first, it was uncertain whether Sanders would be able to secure any face-time with the understandably busy Pope, but the candidate was optimistic as he prepared for the trip, saying, “I certainly would be delighted and proud if I had the opportunity to meet with him.” Fortunately for him, his local liaison Bishop... Read more »

Cleaning Putin's clock is a bird-brained idea

  Donald Duck once  threw tomatoes At the Fuehrer’s nose. Now Kasich says he’d punch the faces Of our Russian foes. But  geopolitical policy Like this would lead to ruin If we elect someone who thinks No better than a toon.    

A place for Christmas in a troubled world

  The warring among us won’t cease Though  the chances of doomsday increase. Still we hope that the Savior Forgives our behavior And helps good-willed people  bring peace.

To defeat Isis, let's channel President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

  In Depression’s grip  FDR had it right That our ultimate peril was fright. We are more insecure Motivated by fear And less likely we will  win the fight.

George W. Bush honors the wounded vets by taking their treasure

  For a one-hundred-thousand-dollar fee Bush spoke to the veterans recently. They paid with their blood, so why couldn’t  he Square their  accounts by doing  it free?  

Will the GOP Chickenhawks come home to roost again?

  The Republican party is ok with war; They want it to stay  on the table. They seem to be  gung ho for  others to  die Just so that their children ain’t able.  

Don't listen to Netanyahu. Listen to Pope Francis

    Prime Minister of Israel Netanyahu is opposed to negotiating with Iran.  Pope Francis is not.  Who is right? That depends on what you want.  War or diplomacy? What has war done for the Middle East? Chaos. Destruction. Suffering and death. Millions of displaced people.  Despair and extremism. War has been tried.  And  has... Read more »

The Epistle to the Iranians

47 Republican senators,  seemingly  inspired by the God of Obstructionism, have signed a letter to “the Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran”.  The letter, a cross between an American civics lesson and a veiled threat, was authored by Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, and addresses the sensitive talks on limiting Iran’s nuclear program. Reaction from... Read more »

The Case Against Torture As a Function of National Security

  My wife doesn’t like to talk politics.  We seldom do.  And usually I’m on a soapbox doing my Patrick Henry impersonation. She listens and nods her head.  Until I’ve run out of words. This morning I brought up what many are talking about: the role torture has played since 9-11.  The Senate’s report has... Read more »

Senator McCain Slips On The Dogs of War

  Rattling his  sabers, McCain Is now itching   to fight in Ukraine. He likes nothing more Than another bad war, Repetition of which is insane.