Posted by: quiscus | October 6, 2012

October 6, 2012

1. “Getting Away With Murder

Since Wednesday night’s presidential debate was about domestic policy, I have little to say about it except to note Romney’s insistence that there must be no cuts in the military budget. None, nada, zero, zilch – this in spite of the fact that we spend more on the military than most of the rest of the world combined. Despite his chameleon-like disposition, this is the one stance apparently not subject to the Etch-a-Sketch Effect: the neocons lurking behind him are no doubt making sure of that.”

2. “Obama and Romney Are the Same on Imperial Grand Strategy

Despite the sharp charges and counter-charges about foreign policy there are no important differences on such matters between President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney. The back and forth between the candidates on international issues is largely about appearance not substance.”

3. “Ron Paul: “What I Fear The Most Is a False Flag – Something Happening Where One of Our Ships Goes Down, Or … a Plane Goes Down, And of Course It HAD To Be The Iranians, You Know, For Sure, For Certain””

4. “NEW 4-Mile Long Oil Slick Near BP’s Gulf Oil Well”

5. “Another Phony US Employment Report: Spiralling Number of Involuntary Parttime Workers”

6. “Why I Dislike Israel

Even those pundits who seem to want to distance U.S. foreign policy from Tel Aviv’s demands and begin treating Israel like any other country sometimes feel compelled to make excuses and apologies before getting down to the nitty-gritty. The self-lacerating prologues generally describe how much the writer really has a lot of Jewish friends and how he or she thinks Israelis are great people and that Israel is a wonderful country before launching into what is usually a fairly mild critique.

Well, I don’t feel that way. I don’t like Israel very much. Whether or not I have Jewish friends does not define how I see Israel and is irrelevant to the argument.

I have to admit that I don’t like what my own government is doing these days, but I like Israel even less and it is past time to do something about it. No more money, no more political support, no more tolerance of spying, and no more having to listen to demands for red lines to go to war. No more favorable press when the demented Benjamin Netanyahu holds up a cartoon at the U.N. The United States government exists to serve the American people, no more, no less, and it is time that our elected representatives begin to remember that fact.”


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