Let’s Try the War Criminals

As a kid I learned that when your parents have you dead to rights … lie, lie, lie, and never stop lying. Now I was maybe eleven but there is a political party today that uses the same tactics.

SadamThe Republicans—especially those running for the nomination to be our next president—have been mumbling, stumbling, and bumbling in an effort to seem presidential and still support the party that brought us the death and destruction that was the Iraq War, the ruin of the American middle class, and what is possibly the biggest theft in our history in collusion with Wall Street and the banksters.

It is difficult to hear the blatant mendacity involved in the Republican revisions to the history of the Iraq war.

I contend that the only way to uncover the truth of this shameful episode in the history of this country is to charge the main instigators of the war—the people who supported the Bush Doctrine—and let the courts decide whether it was all just an embarrassing mistake based on faulty intelligence or whether in fact people such as Cheney, Bush, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, Perle, Feith, and Krystal, are  war criminals (and war profiteers) that should be behind bars.

I’m musing that Jeb Bush might find it ironic to learn that his bumbling reopened the case and might put his brother into prison after all.

XFX: Civilians run this man’s war

America’s best least-known author is arguably Joseph McElroy. I place him right behind William Gaddis and ahead of almost everyone else who has written fiction in the last fifty years or so. Well, I might just challenge this assertion myself—there is Rikki Ducornet, Kathy Acker, and William Burroughs—but I was only considering those more conventional authors such as Pynchon, Salinger, Roth, Updike, … Barth. They’re all good but McElroy is great.

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