. . .
1 “Iraq is the slow-moving car crash that has been careening into the ditch for over two dozen years.”
2 “The nightmare does not go away even when the sun returns. The nightmare has not been on the horizon for years because it was no longer novel or sexy.”
1 “Now it is returning to our screens and the Neo-Con propaganda machine is flooding the conventional media with misinformation. The Truth is a casualty again.”
2 “The Press was at its zenith in 1973 during Watergate and at its nadir in 2003 during the cheerleading up to the unwarranted war.”
. . .
2 “The Bush Administration undertook an unprovoked and illegal attack on Iraq in March of 2003 at the urging of the Neo-Cons.”
1 “And ‘Another three trillion down the drain’ turned out to be painfully prescient. And then Stiglitz provided the footnotes.”
2 “Three trillion dollars was a conservative estimate.”
. . .
1 “The ‘Surge’ in Iraq was nothing more than short-term bribes to local war lords that was doomed to fail when the funds ran out. The funds ran out and the scheme ceased. The few additional troops were nothing more than paymasters and traffic cops.”
2 “Every five years, the Nobel and Pulitzer people should give a special award for Truth. That fact is lost in the fog. A second surge is just as futile.”
. . .
1 “The Neo-Cons are back on the warpath and urging a second surge. Someone with one of the conventional media outlets should investigate how many of the Neo-Cons’ sons or daughters have enlisted in the last dozen years.”
2 “The Neo-Cons themselves are cowards, draft dodgers and chicken hawks. And they are too busy investing in war stocks.”
1 “The Neo-Cons or some conventional media mouth pieces?”
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[Some citizens are interested in presenting eco-nomics as a counterpoise to e-con-omics. http://www.resilience.org/stories/2014-05-29/rewriting-economics-what-is-taught-matters.%5D
Bumper stickers of the week:
Gods don’t kill people. People with Gods kill people.
“Oh, the Protestants hate the Catholics, And the Catholics hate the Protestants . . . .” Tom Lehrer, “National Brotherhood Week.” “Oh, the Sunnis hate the . . . .”
“Iraq” is Arabic for “Vietnam.”