Today's "The Boondocks"...
Urquhart posted something interesting at his blog recently:
"I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend with my life your right to say it."- -
09.16.02 >1825Methinks Mr. Jesse Jackson really needs to go back to his roots as a reverend and not as a political activist. And don't you just love this headline? "Jackson dismisses Founding Fathers" Apparently the words of the folks who wrote our Constitution and our country's Declaration of Independence are no longer applicable for today.
Some "Rally for Peace."
I spoke to a range of left intellectuals, from social democrats who were convinced that Afghanistan was a necessary and just war, to anti-imperialists who believed that it was a nasty war of retribution. More important, I spoke with people, arguably the left majority, who fell somewhere in between, in that sea of uncertainty that is the post-9/11 condition. They weren't ecstatic about the war in Afghanistan, but they couldn't bring themselves to oppose it either. The question that has vexed them is where to draw the line between self-defense and imperial aggrandizement.Interesting.
Wow - I wish I'd been there. On September 10, Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim played Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata for Palestinian students at Bir Zeit University near Ramallah.
This headline was pretty frank about interpreting the message of Bush's speech from this morning - "Bush gives UN an ultimatum: His speech Thursday challenged the UN to enforce its curbs on Iraq – or be sidelined."
You can find a transcript of the speech here.
Bloody, bloody canvas