<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: December 2007

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Bush: "Kill the suicide bombers!"

OK, that's not literally what he said, but what else could he mean by "Those who committed this crime must be brought to justice"?

Forgive our flippancy in the face of tragedy, but it seems to us that suicide bombers bring themselves to "justice." It happened with 9/11, it has happened hundreds of times since we invaded Iraq, and it happened again today with the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. The perpetrators are all dead, by their own hands.

So whom shall we "bring to justice"? The alleged conspirators? The alleged "masterminds"? The alleged associates of the suicide bombers? Anyone who allegedly ever said anything allegedly negative about Bhutto?

Bush has been trying to bring people to "justice" his entire political career, beginning with the record number of executions he presided over as governor of Texas. Has he accomplished his goal yet?

And finally, why is George W. Bush even pretending to care about Bhutto? She's a Middle Eastern woman! When has he ever cared about a Middle Eastern woman before? In fact, when has he ever cared about a Middle Eastern person of either gender, besides his pal Osama bin Laden? And what, pray tell, does George W. Bush know about justice? If Bhutto's killers are "murderous extremists," as he calls them, then what is he?

Bush should quit trying to bring people to justice, and start bringing justice to people instead.


Thursday, December 20, 2007

More sexual assault charges against contractors in Iraq

Apparently the gang rape of former Halliburton/KBR employee Jamie Leigh Jones is just the tip of an ever-growing iceberg: over the past few days, 14 more women have come forward about sexual assaults they suffered while working for contractors in Iraq.

But hey, what is war for, if not to suspend all standards of human decency?

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Abstinence makes the heart grow fonder

Teenage pregnancy rates were up by 3 percent last year - the first increase since 1991.

And it cost us only $176 million to make that happen.

Where have all the "insurgents" gone?

North, to Mosul.

Think the residents of Mosul are happy about the decline of violence in Baghdad?

Think we'll need another "surge" to protect them?

And after Mosul, who's next?

And who's next after that?

Monday, December 03, 2007

Republican scandals of 2007...so far

President Bush said today that the Democrats haven't accomplished anything yet this year.

What have the Republicans accomplished?

Well, so far this year they've been involved in almost 40 scandals, from gay sex to racketeering.

Democrats, get busy!