Archive for January 10, 2004
The ethics of George Will.
10,000 died of hunger in Zimbabwe.
Howard Dean continues to learn about the Middle East. On Friday, the Dean campaign issued a statement in which the former governor said he deplored terrorist groups, including Hamas. “In my presidency, the United States will remain firmly committed to its special, long-standing relationship with Israel, including providing the resources necessary to guarantee Israel’s long-term [...]
Terrorist groups are regrouping, according to UK reports. But Bush continues to fight terrorism.
Homelesness on the rise throughout the US: but Democrats only champion white Middle class voters.
Former Bush’s Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill says that Bush had intended to invade Iraq prior to Sep. 11. More surprising: he implies that Bush is not very bright and that he is disengaged. Unbelievable.
The world’s Priorities (annual expenditure) (estimated additional annual cost to achieve) Basic Eduation for all: $6 billion Cosmetics in the US: $8 billion (estimated additional annual cost to achieve) Water and sanitation for all: $9 billion Ice cream in Europe: $11 billion (estimated additional annual cost to achieve) Reproductive health for all women: $12 billion [...]
I heard John Kerry yelling on C-Span (on my satellite radio) about how the world is looking to the US for global leadership. He got that one wrong, very wrong. Tell him that the world is looking forward to the day when US ends its violent and imposed “leadership” of the world.
Edward W Said, during the difficult political times, would always cite Gramsci’s dictum about “pessimism of the mind/optimism of the will.” I encountered something similar in Isaac Deutscher’s splendid biographical trilogy of Trotsky (The Prophet Armed: Trotsky 1879-1921), vol. 1. Trotsky (in 1901) spoke of pessimism of the present, and optimism of the future. I [...]
For those who have inquired, Angry Arab is a citizen of the US. I became a citizen of the US in 1989, I believe. I am flying back shortly. But if you ever find yourself in Chicago O’Hare Airport, go to Gate B, and proceed to Wolfgang Puck (not to be confused with Wolfgang Duck, [...]