Quote of the Day: Embracing Irony

It’s really an appallingly strange time in our country. We have a singularly powerful Vice-President (compared to any of his predecessors)–openly quite enamored by the tactics employed by the Soviet Union–our former arch-foe whose human rights standards we derided. Indeed, we fought a...

Who Breaks Worse

I think things would be so much easier if President Bush could run for a third term. This would make the 2008 presidential election picture at least a little bit clearer anyway.  Think of it this way, if Bush was capable of running for a third term, I doubt he would still opt to step down.  As a result, the...

Quote of the Day: You Can Bomb The World To Pieces…

Far from helping the development of democracy, US policy over the past fifty years has consistently been to the detriment of the proponents of freedom and democracy in Iran. The 1953 coup against the nationalist government of prime minister Mohammad Mossadeq and the unwavering support for the despotic...

Quote of the Day 2: ‘No Loose Cannon’

The rhetoric from Paris clearly makes an attack on Iran more likely. Until Kouchner and Sarkozy weighed into the debate, it was possible to argue (not entirely inaccurately) that the only real “war party” in western governments, was confined to a coterie of unrepentant neo-cons, grouped around...

Paving The Road To Hell (UPDATED)

The road taken by apostate Socialist (and current French Foreign Minister) Bernard Kouchner is filled with many forks, bumps and u-turns. The controversial co-founder of Medecins Sans Frontieres has worn many hats over the years since his flawed-but-sincere embrace of liberal interventionism, a move that...

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