Friday, February 16, 2007

Warmest January Ever

Once again, another record broken in the warmth of the earth. Read the story.So when will people realize and demand that action be taken? Are you doing your part???

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Monday, February 12, 2007

Star Witness?

Well, it looks like Cheney is going to have to testify in the Libby perjury case. So what could happen if Cheney says something under oath that defies the public record? We know that Fitzgerald will probably be ready to pounce on any inconsistencies. My true question is this: Fitzgerald interviewed Cheney during the CIA Leak Case, and Cheney was not required to be under oath. However, if he says anything under oath that contradicts what he stated in the interview, is that obstruction of justice? I’ve heard “mixed reviews” on this. That yes, it could be, and it is a felony. That Fitzgerald probably wouldn’t pursue it if it happened. Or would he?

And of course, the question above all else is this: if that does indeed happen, and Fitzgerald releases the interview with Cheney, will Congress be able to begin an investigation into Cheney, since the potential for a felony would squarely fall into a “high crime?”

If nothing else, any inconsistency, or the truth itself, could severely damage the White House beyond how damaged it already is. As things continue to deteriorate in Iraq, I believe that when Americans here even more about the false intelligence that led us into the war, their tolerance levels will plummet even further than they have. I think the nation is heading towards a fork in the road, and we, as Americans, have to now decide the course. We took the first steps in November. Now we must hold Congress accountable to us to do the right thing. And that right thing is a thorough, tough look at all that led us into Iraq in the first place, and to take steps to mitigate the damage to our military, our image, and most of all…to support our troops by NOT putting them needlessly in harm’s way.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Its been a long time…

I haven’t made an entry for quite some time, obviously.
I’ve been spending some time reevaluating my political views, and what I want to write about and share with the world. I feel I have a lot of knowledge and strong opinions to share, and to share them in a manner that is open and honest. By doing so, I believe I can contribute to the sharing in this country (and around the world) of ideas and theories, all of which may contribute to a better future for each and every one of us.
We spend so much time thinking about what it is we do not like, and not nearly enough time thinking about what it is that we want, why we want it, and focusing on the changes that are necessary to make those wants become haves.
I was just contemplating my irritation over the Senate closing debate on the Iraq Resolution. For them, it seems to still boil down to those famous ridiculous words “You’re either with us, or against us.” This mentality is getting us nowhere, as is evidenced by 4 years of slaughter in Iraq. The surge won’t work simply because it is not a viable solution to the issues that have created the endless violence in Iraq. So I offer up my theory on the only way to save Iraq, and may not bring about the desired results of the Bush Administration, or of many others.
Divide it. Iraq should become three autonomous nations. One for the Kurds, one for the Sunnis, and one for the Shiites. Baghdad would need to be decentralized, or become a divided city. The only reason Iraq held together after the British left was through pure tyranny. So unless we’re willing to live with Saddam II running Iraq, through tyranny to hold it together, the only other solution is division. Yes, it may bring about unwelcome influence by Iran and Syria, and most definitely will cause friction with Turkey over their opposition to an independent Kurdish state on their borders.
Let an honest debate begin. Only by setting aside that which we do not want can we focus on fixing this issue. Or we can look forward to 4 more years of disaster, destruction, and the hemorrhaging of America’s standing in the world. It is time to fix that standing before it becomes too late for all of us.

Madison, WI
February 6th, 2007