At the unofficial GOP midterm convention, Focus on the Family delivered
election-day marching orders to the faithful, praising GOP hopefuls and
hurling jeremiads against liberals, "faggots" and Fallujans.
As a strike group of six US Naval vessels prepares to deploy to the Persian Gulf, wary critics of the Bush Administration and some members of the military are raising flags that an "October surprise" attack on Iran may be imminent. Others are skeptical.
Pope Benedict XVI's controversial speech is indeed a call for dialogue
among all religions. But what kind of dialogue is possible if the Pope
believes his ideas are "rational" and everyone else's are not?
The courts of Spain have already tried human rights violators from Chile and Argentina. Those responsible for torturing, imprisoning and killing 200,000 Mayans during Guatemala's thirty-six-year civil war may be next.
If George W. Bush took the latest National Intelligence Estimate seriously, he would end the ineffectual "war on terror" model and treat terrorism as a pathology to be clinically and relentlessly excised.