Saturday, September 29, 2007

Casualties of War

A Task

. by Czeslaw Milosz

In fear and trembling, I think I would fulfill my life

Only if I brought myself to make a public confession

Revealing a sham, my own and of my epoch:

We were permitted to shriek in the tongue of dwarfs and demons

But pure and generous words were forbidden

Under so stiff a penalty that whoever dared to pronounce one

Considered himself as a lost man.


This photograph says it all.
Osama lives, our young men and women die and suffer, Iraqis die and suffer.

Bushist fascism and the arrogant, Oedipal, sanctimonious hubris that fuels it continue to bring our country to its knees, leaving us fiscally bankrupt and morally bankrupt.

No one pays for these crimes.

So far.

I'm going on retreat for a while.

See you later.

Photograph by Nina Berman, from her excellent book, "Purple Hearts." I think this photo will become an emblematic photo of Bubble Boy's horrid Oedipal war. (Another was the Abu Ghraib hooded black figure with wires attached to his hands.)

Monday, September 03, 2007

Ex-Reagan Aide Calls Bush 'Mass Murderer'

The headline says it all. Paul Craig Roberts, former assistant secretary of the treasury under the Reagan administration, cites a recent report of more than 1 million deaths in Iraq since the war began. He calls Bush a "mass murderer" and also refers to his "Brownshirt administration."

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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Breaking: Republican Senator Larry Craig Resigns

"Disgraced Republican Senator Larry Craig announced that he would resign from the Senate effective September 30th. Apologizing to his family, colleagues and constituents, Craig was somewhat humbled, yet remained defiant to the end. It should be noted that someone brilliantly chose to hold the presser at the historic Boise Train Station."

So what about Senator Vitter, Bushist fascist family values adulterer/hooker enthusiast with a dirty-diaper fetish? He's not good to go?

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