Nicholas Kristoff offers another poignant and on the mark commentary on the US reaction to the crisis in Darfur. Kristoff is responding to a reader’s letter claiming that the US has no stake in the African situation and should not sully its hands in the mess. Aside from the ridiculous nature of this statement in light of our eagerness to stick our hands in everyone else’s business from the Middle East to Europe to Asia . . . to me there is only one argument needed as to why the most powerful and richest country in the world should be doing more to help in the Sudan: We are all HUMAN. Last time I checked the compassionate conservatives in the White House were claiming that ALL human life is precious – surely that includes the poor souls in Darfur
- One of my favorite voices of the American past is John F. Kennedy. A man of such eloquence is not residing in the White House now, but as The Left Coaster shows, Kennedy’s words could still provide timely messages to today’s Oval Office occupant.
- The Washington Post today is foreshadowing a political bankruptcy for President Bush. The political capital Bush so boldly touted just a few months ago has certainly depreciated, but I would hesitate to count him out just yet. I feel certain Rove, et al have a few more dirty tricks up their sleeves.
- Last night
on Larry King Live, Veep Cheney criticized Amnesty International’s findings
has violated the human rights of detainees in the war on terror. Without getting into the argument that AI is
far from alone in its views, the hypocrisy of Cheney’s statements is
flabbergasting. In denouncing AI’s
findings, Cheney called the organization “absolutely irresponsible.” Yet, this same administration – including Cheney
and his henchmen – have cited AI on other matters, when it worked for them. So which is it Mr. Cheney? Are they irresponsible or are they a credible