Archive for March, 2007

Scott Horton on Bush’s Flight from Decency

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

Scott Horton’s essay
Accountability and the Renegade Executive
is an eloquent indictment of the Bush administration’s campaign against decency, the rule of law, and the American Way. I urge everyone to read it.

Prince Saud’s Hallucinations

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

According to CBC news:

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said Arabs want to have their own “mechanism” to resolve regional conflicts such as Iraq and Darfur.

“Experience has shown that Arabs can solve their problems without foreign intervention,” he added.

If it weren’t so sad, this would be the funniest thing I’ve heard in a long time. It’s hard to think of an example of Arab countries solving anything in the last century. They turned Lebanon from the garden spot of the Arab world into the mess it is today. They neither prevented nor resolved the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. The Palestinians can’t manage to govern themselves. As for Darfur, it is the Arabs in Khartoum who are responsible for the genocide, an ongoing crime which the Arab countries have done nothing to stop, even in the form of verbal exhortations.