Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Port deal

The following letter was published on February 28, 2006 by
The Cape Cod Times
Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Given the track record of the Bush administration, any thoughtful minded person would be suspicious of the port deal: Who was rewarded for sealing the deal; and how much money did that person receive? Was Karl Rove involved?

“I’m trying to conduct foreign policy by saying to people of the world, ‘We’ll treat you fairly’” The above statement by George Bush has the same type of melodrama and tone of a defendant found guilty of murder in a court, offering his car for amends to the victim’s family. It is especially troublesome to hear that the port deal was sealed without George Bush having knowledge of it.

It is un-canny to hear professional people defend the sale of six of our ports to the United Arab Emirates. They are willing to sell their souls even if it means to put the Homeland Security in jeopardy. At this moment in history so many of us are holding on to the notion that at this point the Bush Administration has become transparent even to the folks in the red states. The concern of penetration is a wake up call to every one.

What would George Bush say if this sale is allowed and the country is penetrated through the ports? Again, like not finding those weapons of mass destruction, he would put the blame on the intelligence.

Monday, February 20, 2006

The great boxer and the great speaker

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The great boxer and the great speaker
The courageous speaker and the courageous boxer spoke their minds in spite of the threats against their lives and their livelihoods. They will be fixed in my mind forever as my greatest heroes.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

America's evil enemy may be just a fantasy

The following letter was published on February 15, 2006 by
The Cape Cod Times
Cape Cod, Massachusetts

What are we fighting against? Some call it an evil ideology. The Hamas victory gives rise to the question: maybe a theocracy? The protest over the caricatures of the prophet Muhammad reveals that cultural divide; theocracy on one side and democracy on the other.

Can a democracy really sustain itself in Iraq? Will it evaporate like the democracy in Iran during the years of the shah? If in the end democracy loses out in the Arab world to a theocracy, the offensive posture lead by the U.S. is indeed an expensive fantasy paid in billions and blood.

Let's hope after all the smoke and mirrors, and Karl Rove, this country will invest more in a defensive approach by securing our borders, investing in homeland security, and promoting Arabic and Chinese as required languages in the business and culture sciences.

I think it will take some time for all Americans to wake up to what we are fighting against. When we all do finally wake up, we might find that we are fighting against an illusion.