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Category Archives: War profiteering

US Mil in Iraq: The Bases Are Loaded

Will the U.S. ever leave Iraq? While official policy portends an eventual departure and US Republicans such as Senator Richard Lugar are on record as speaking out and calling for … Continue reading

2 July, 2007 · 3 Comments

Hariri Tribunal: sarcastic — and serious — takes

Cartoon by Leba-none First, sarcastic humour alert. You may know that the supremely representative UN Security Council has voted to go ahead with a spurious court to prosecute the murder … Continue reading

31 May, 2007 · 2 Comments

Imperial Parallels: Iraq

In many ways, 2007 is still mired in the twentieth century. Sometimes events are better markers than year numbers, and this past century has practically been bookended by British and … Continue reading

26 May, 2007 · 6 Comments

‘Going blackwater’: profiteering and private armies

It has been quite a week for the US Congressional House Appropriations Committee (defense subcommittee), with two investigative journalists delivering their testimonies on war profiteering in the past week. The … Continue reading

14 May, 2007 · 5 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"