New Book Reviews on Dangerous Intersection and Ebon Musings

I’ve posted a new blog entry at Dangerous Intersection, a book review of Peter Galbraith’s The End of Iraq. Galbraith’s book deals with the chaos the American invasion has unleashed and argues that the only feasible solution remaining is to partition Iraq into three states.

Also, I’m pleased to announce that while I personally remain on hiatus from updating Ebon Musings, frequent Daylight Atheism commenter James Bradbury has contributed a new guest essay there, a review of C.S. Lewis’ book Miracles.

This is an open thread. Comments and discussion are welcome.

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  • Jeff T.

    Very good essay.

  • James Bradbury

    Cheers Jeff. :)

  • http://sigrosenblum.com Sig Rosenblum

    In January of 2007, the Senate Judiciary Committee explored “the power of the purse” that our founders gave to the Congress.

    It was clear from the testimony of expert witnesses that the legislature still has that power and can pull the purse strings shut whenever it has the political will to do so.

    One witness aptly quotes John Jay who warned that “absolute monarchs will often make war when their nations are to get nothing by it, for purposes and objects merely personal, such as a thirst for military glory, revenge for personal affronts, ambition or private compacts to aggrandize or support their particular families or partisans. These and a variety of other motives, which affect only the mind of the sovereign, often lead him to engage in wars not sanctified by justice or the voice and interests of his people.”

    It is high time we listened to our founders, wise and experienced John Jay, the compelling Senate witnesses–and the counsels of common sense–and left Iraq at once. That could happen if only Congress would use the one power it has dodged and ignored till now: “the power of the purse.”

    Sig Rosenblum


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