Rope burns on her neck,
in the garage a ladder,
and a rope.
Divorce gone awry.
Jimmy Carter is taking some flak for speaking up and saying publicly that Dick Cheney has been a disaster for our country, that Israel has engaged in apartheid, and so on. Patrick Buchanan has been particularly outspoken about this and seems to think ex-Presidents have no business speaking up about such things. Of course if ex-Presidents were to criticize or micromanage sitting Presidents regularly it might result in trouble, even chaos, and there are reasons to agree they should not do such things. However, there are critical moments, like the present, when I believe it would be unconscionable for an ex-President NOT to speak up. It is widely believed that the Bush/Cheney "war" with Iraq is perhaps the worst foreign policy blunder in American History. If not THE worst, it is certainly one of the worst. There is good reason at the moment to believe Bush/Cheney are about to make another such blunder that will make the Iraqi blunder look like a picnic. With the drumbeat for war against Iran heating up by the day, and apparently even the hour, it is critically important that people with power and influence step up and speak out as loudly as they can against this pending disaster. Given the circumstances, and the incredible importance of this looming and unnecessary conflict, it would be actually sinful not to do so. Bush, and especially Cheney are eager to lead us into another chasm of bloodshed, violence, and destruction that will make Iraq look like child's play. This must not be allowed to happen. All good people everywhere must speak up and stop this madness before it is allowed to get out of hand. Who better than ex-Presidents to sound the warning? Carter is to be commended for his brave and sensible comments, not criticized by those whose hands are already drenched in blood. The Iraq "war" has been and is a total failure. Do we need an even worse fiasco?
I note that Lynn Cheney is promoting her latest book. She actually suggested that is what is behind Carter's present outburst - he is just trying to sell his book. This comment, I believe, is highly revealing. For Republicans it is apparently inconceivable that anyone would act with the best interest of the nation at heart. In their view of social Darwinism, privatization, and capitalism, it is every person for themself, the nation or the common good never enters their twisted minds. It has not always been so, even among Republicans. What has happened to our wonderful country?
Hillary was interviewed by Keith Olberman today. I must say she is impressive. How I wish she wasn't such a hawk. I see that Merle Haggard is endorsing her. I heard Mondale will endorse her. Many others have been jumping on her bandwagon and she looks more and more invincible. Is their anything that might stop her (other than Gore who keeps insisting he is not running). If Gore isn't going to run he will eventually have to endorse someone. By that time it will almost have to be Hillary. Will Gore feature in her cabinet? Will Gore win the Nobel Peace Prize (surely they wouldn't give it to a comedian like Limbaugh). We'll know in the morning. Good luck Al!!
"For how can they charitably dispose of anything, when blood is their argument?"