Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Political scapegoats

I think it's so illuminating that our President can't say anything without throwing stones at the Democrats. He's says, "Yeah, we're bad, but they [who are not in charge of anything right now] are worse."

1.) That's not true, the Clinton years were good for nearly everybody except Rwandans and Serbs. And who was the last Democrat to lose or quit a war?
2.) Clean up your own house before taking inventory of your opponent, Mister.
3.) He's basically admitting that he's out of ideas. Blame becomes handy there.

Katrina's anniversary will be very interesting...


Thursday, August 03, 2006

Maddening debate

I just listened to the second half of a debate between two of L.A.'s leading Jewish and Muslim leaders. Exhausting and circular arguments--and I frankly think that the Muslim came out ahead simply because he kept advocating peace.

I've been on both sides of the Lebanon debate, and now I just don't know enough about it to make a decision. I can say that I hope that there are not thousands of civilian casualties (probably not realistic) and that Israel is effectively taking out Hezbollah. It was a mistake of Lebanon to allow it's borders to become a breeding ground for missiles.

I do know that unless some principled leaders step up in the middle east; leaders that are willing to make sacrifices (why did we force Palestine to have an election when Abas was a good leader?) we're never going to stop warring there.

Lebanon is actually the least of the issues that remain there.