Category Archives: Peace and War

International Day of Peace / Senator Dinniman

From U.N. International Day of Peace: The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution 36/37, the General Assembly has declared this as a … Continue reading

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The Night of the Bulldozers (Charleston, 3/18/03)

Poetry and politics can meet. “The Night of the Bulldozers” was written twelve years ago this evening, on a trip to Charleston SC, when the then US president announced that the attack against the then Iraqi dictator was about to … Continue reading

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War authority–why and for what?

I can’t find online my letter published in the Daily Local News a week or so ago. So let’s put it in the blog. This letter builds on my thinking in “Responsibility in the country, responsibility in the world” (August … Continue reading

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General Petraeus, national security, and national hypocrisy

General David Petraeus is back in the news, no longer as the mastermind of the Iraq “surge” 8 years ago and then director of our war and spying efforts, but as a potential felon (CBS News: “Former CIA Chief David … Continue reading

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The Eye of the Fire, 9/11

The Eye of the Fire The sky blue Dresden London Manhattan the firebrands the airplanes wayward rise in the sky crazy suns fall twisting and burning the planets the blue skin of the buildings the churches the towers the temples … Continue reading

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The secret Boehner memo on Bowe Bergdahl

From: John Boehner To: Republican Members of the US House of Representatives 5/30/14 Dear Colleagues, Our friends at NSA, who know everything, have informed me that some sort of deal may be in the works for the release of a … Continue reading

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“Invade and Occupy” — McCain and Graham

Washington, Feb. 5, 2014 In a bold new proposal to break the deadlocks in Afghanistan and Iraq, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) proposed that the United States invade and occupy those countries. “Those governments are engaged in antagonistic behavior not only … Continue reading

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