If I’m Right, China Will Step In and Stabilize Iraq

By: Saturday June 14, 2014 8:49 am

This time around with the Iraq war I want to be on the “winning side” I don’t mean being right, I mean getting paid to be wrong. What good is being right if you can’t monetize it? My contract work at one of the Big 8 peace firms is up, so I’ve been shopping around for new clients.

I can’t reveal who they are but this client wants a stable Middle East. They aren’t as concerned with Iraqis as they are with keeping the spice (I mean oil) flowing. They also believe war is the answer. I can’t dissuade them of this, and as I said, it’s not profitable being right, so I came up with a solution.

 

A Record of Unparalleled Failure

By: Tuesday June 10, 2014 6:55 pm

The United States has been at war — major boots-on-the-ground conflicts and minor interventions, firefights, air strikes, drone assassination campaigns, occupations, special ops raids, proxy conflicts, and covert actions — nearly nonstop since the Vietnam War began. That’s more than half a century of experience with war, American-style, and yet few in our world bother to draw the obvious conclusions.

Do You Want Real Peace?

By: Sunday May 25, 2014 6:38 pm

Memorial Day Weekend has brought a plethora of remembrances to my Facebook page. Most are patriotic and call upon us to express gratitude for those who have fallen in the line of duty. I appreciate this sentiment but question whether it goes far enough.

Late Night: Mission Accomplished, Indeed

By: Thursday May 22, 2014 8:00 pm

So it seems that our notoriously slothful Congress managed to bestir itself today, twice, but naturally only for the worst possible reasons.

A Mother’s Day Tribute— That Should Not Have to Be Written

By: Sunday May 11, 2014 4:00 pm

The best way to honor our mothers is to make sure they do not have to mourn the deaths of their children.

Honestly, War Is Over

By: Sunday May 11, 2014 6:55 am

When we start talking about ending war, one common reaction — not as common as “You’re a lunatic,” but fairly common — is to propose that if we want to get rid of war we’ll have to get rid of something else first, or sometimes it’s a series of something elses. We’ll have to get rid of bankers or bribery or the current structure of our government, or the corporate media monopoly. We’ll have to get rid of racism or bigotry or extreme materialism. We’ll have to abolish capitalism or environmental exploitation or religion or greed or resource shortages or sociopaths, and then we’ll be able to move on to abolishing war.

In Search of a Good War

By: Monday May 5, 2014 7:15 pm

The search for a good war is beginning to look as futile as the search for the mythical city of El Dorado. And yet that search remains our top public project.

Mayor From Okinawa to Bring Surprising Message to Washington

By: Thursday May 1, 2014 7:05 pm

Imagine if China were stationing large numbers of troops in the United States. Imagine that most of them were based in a small rural county in Mississippi. Imagine — this shouldn’t be hard — that their presence was problematic, that nations they threatened in Latin America resented the United States’ hospitality, and that the communities around the bases resented the noise and pollution and drinking and raping of local girls.

Same as It Ever Was: War, Peace, Wall Street, and the Smothers Brothers

By: Wednesday April 16, 2014 4:37 pm

Censored for years, the Smothers Brothers kept on satirizing. In the end their uncompromising political message drove them off the air, with CBS firing the duo and the rest of their comedy ensemble under pressure from the White House. Though the Brothers and the ACLU fought a successful legal battle in response, their careers were effectively over. A documentary, Smothered, tells the whole story — but only clips seem to be available online.

War for Dummies

By: Thursday April 10, 2014 2:27 pm

Sorry for the headline if it got you hoping for a quick 1-step guide on how to bomb a country without breaking a sweat. I didn’t actually mean that I could teach a dummy to wage a war. I meant that only dummies want to wage wars.

Need proof?

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