Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Nor'easters, Felonious Soldiers & Doug Feith

The nor'easter has turned out to be just that. I peeked out the window at 4:00 a.m. this morning and saw a "dusting" on the car. An hour later I was chipping the car out from under a frozen blanket of ice which had looked like snow from upstairs.

Owell, I got to NYC and the office. We're closing early, though. 4:30 p.m. It's been crappy out all day. The sleet is blowing sideways, as often happens in nor'easters.

Meanwhile, though, the big news in the NYTimes this morning is that the government is "looking the other way" regarding criminal records in its desperate campaign to recruit cannon fodder for Iraq. Of course they haven't slowed down the rate of DISCHARGING much needed personnel (interpreters, in particular) for being queer.

In other words, "Support Your Felons" could soon be appearing on bumper stickers from coast to coast.

I'm hard-pressed to understand how it serves the nation to put homos out, and drag armed robbers in.

But if you're looking for something that'll really fry your bacon ... and make you want to demand action from your CongressCritters about ... it's the story of one Douglas Feith, a deputy Secretary of Defense for Policy, who ran an ideological neocon think tank, from WITHIN THE PENTAGON, which deliberately twisted (and created) facts to "suit" the needs of an administration hellbent for war with Afghanistan and Iraq. Mr. Feith was appointed by the former defense secretary, Mr. Rumsfeld.

I'm quite sure that the Pentagon should not have policymakers with political agendas on it's payroll.


Bev Sykes said...

Awww, c'mon. If you were looking to wipe out a village, who would YOU hire? Someone with a criminal record who enjoys killing people, or someone who would come in and dust the place?

And definitely don't want anybody who can actually understand what the people are saying as they beg for their lives.

JoyZeeBoy said...

I'm sure the prisons are littered with illiterates who'd love to go invade and/or slaughter something.