Saturday, March 25, 2006

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Looking for a leader among the republicans

The moment is ripe for a courageous republican to break rank and call on the president to be impeached. This type of stand would be compared to the stand taken in the 1954 movie, “The Caine Mutiny.” The captain on that ship, like the commander and chief of the US, showed signs of being detached. Reality on that ship was being questioned, like the reality now in the US. Imagine an arsonist standing in the woods all alone with a box of matches in his hands contemplating setting the woods on fire. The moment the match is lit, many of the trees, animals and plants will forever be changed. The attack on Iraq was like that moment the match was lit. One moment charged the adrenaline of an arsonist by watching the fire, and maybe that same type of moment charged the adrenaline of a leader in the thought of expanding on a legacy. The delusions in both moments set off havoc. Imagine the family of the arsonist deciding not to buy the story that the killer bear was the reason the fire was set. Imagine this family turning their own son in to the authorities. It is time for the party in power to stand up to the plate and edify the country in the eyes of the world by demanding accountability from a member of their own. The country and the world awaits on that courageous republican to lead in bringing reality back to a party lost in an illusion.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Time to focus on cleaning house

What now, and where do we go as a nation from here? It is clear that the policy in Iraq is certainly a failure and the possibility of pulling all the troops out is on the horizon. Imagine being in a dysfunctional family with a problematic father that squandered much of the family’s wealth and divided the loyalty. One side of the family enabled the father by ignoring and catering to his problem. The other side which was once small in numbers confronted the father. Now that the reason for the great loss of wealth and the father’s problem is more transparent, is now at the forefront, the enabling side suffers a loss of members. Like this family that finally decided to pick up the pieces and move on, it is time for America to pick up the pieces and move on. We should not be swayed by an apparent attempt by the president to change the subject. When his trip to India, Afghanistan and Pakistan is over, the port deal controversy along with the Iraq mess, he made, will still be at the forefront. As a nation we can move on by taking at good look at both houses of the government and clean out those members who were more inclined to smother out and silence wisdom against an out of control president that lead America into a mess. Let the chips fall where they may.