Making Sense of the Age of Carnage:
My first question is simple enough: After 18-plus years of our forever wars, where are all the questions? 2,461 more words
Those of us old to remember the build up to the ill conceived Iraq war are familiar with the name Dr David Kelly.
At the time of his death, 45 minute warnings, talk of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) and photographs filled the media supposedly showing large missiles on lorries, ready to be blasted at Saddam Hussein’s enemies, us, the UK or the U.S. 225 more words
It was my second cross-country train ride. First a section of the “Blue Water” route from Flint, Michigan to Chicago. From Chicago, it’s the jingoistically named “Empire Builder,” cutting through the lands of the Ojibwa, Lakota, Blackfeet and Salish. 539 more words
What is happening to this country? When did we become a nation which ignores and berates our friends? When did we decide to risk undermining international order by adopting a radical and doctrinaire approach to using our awesome military might? 1,016 more words