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Category Archives: Crime

I have a dream

Picture courtesy of Filippo Minelli; H/T) and, origin unknown, three well-known war-criminals:

6 June, 2008 · 2 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

Is the Military Our Last Hope?

These two articles are a study in contrasts regarding the military. Reproduced in full below, Paul Craig Roberts looks at recent qualified comments by top brass in the US military … Continue reading

15 February, 2007 · Leave a comment

Thank you, Maureen Dowd

… for a memorable and entirely spot on dressing down of the presidential puppeteer, Dick Cheney. The whole NYT article entitled ‘Daffy Does Doom‘ is worth reading, but I’ve excerpted … Continue reading

29 January, 2007 · 4 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"