And yet neither JPII, nor Benedict, nor the world’s bishops ever admitted how wrong they were

And now *this* Pope seem even less inclined to slaughter thousands of innocents in wars for DemocracyWhiskeySexy and concentrate more wealth and power in the hands of our Ruling Class as they trample the weak.  What is *wrong* with him? [Read more...]

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Why ‘Unpatriotic Conservatives’ Could Not Be Written Today

is the question raised by the eminently sane Daniel McCarthy. Oooh! Oooh!  Me! Me!  I know! Because the conservatives who objected to the Iraq war were right and completely vindicated by the catastrophe that followed? Because the bullying chickenhawk neocons who tried to excommunicate them were so disastrously wrong that even David Frum, the little hack [Read More...]

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Message to our Ruling Class

You destroyed this good man. May God have mercy on your miserable souls–especially the souls of those who have not yet acknowledged the injustice of the war you inflicted on this man. You deserve to lose elections for years to come until you face what you did. The tragedy is that your opponents do not [Read More...]

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Ross Douthat…

…on why Rand Paul’s filibuster mattered. [Read more...]

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Bill Kristol: Infallibly Wrong About Everything

Bill Kristol, Warmonger Extraordinaire, has managed to be so wrong so often about so many things that when he attacks something or somebody, it’s a kind of negative imprimatur.  No.  Really.  The guy has a sort of charism of wrongness: So what is his Wrongitude up to now?  Why, joining up with McCain and Graham [Read More...]

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I see we are suddenly pounding the war drums

All of a suddenly we face a Crisis. Be afraid! Be very afraid! Drudge is doing due diligence to gin things up.  WAR DRUMS: KERRY WARNS IRAN ON BRINK… ‘Challenging moment with great risks’… Obama ‘not bluffing’ over military threat… Netanyahu: ‘Red line’… TOP GENERAL: Nuclear Iran will trigger arms race in Middle East… Kissinger: [Read More...]

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Euphemism is the Language of Satan

“We’ve killed 4,700,” the lawmaker said. “Sometimes you hit innocent people, and I hate that, but we’re at war, and we’ve taken out some very senior members of al-Qaida.” By “hit” innocent civilians what the senator actually means, in plain English, is “target“. And by “target” what he means is “murder”–with no accountability whatsoever. God [Read More...]

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Outraged, Conscientious Hollywood Protests Targeting Civilians with Drone Strikes

If you define “outraged” as “lickspittle”, “conscientious” as “fawning”, and “protests” as “studiously ignores”. [Read more...]

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Dead Innocents are Bad

…in America: In Pakistan, they are “collateral damage”–even when we target them. [Read more...]

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The Psychological Cost…

…of our drone war on our troops. It always comes down to the same thing: some powerful rich guy tells some guy with a gun to his head that he has to kill that other guy over there. Sometimes the other guy turns out to be a little kid. Sometimes, the rich powerful guy deliberately [Read More...]

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