Monthly Archives: October 2005

Mr Bush Supreme Court Nominee Judge Samuel A Alito Jr and Abortion

This fellow was the only judge on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a Pennsylvania law, Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act, that women must report to their husbands they are having an abortion. The 3rd Circuit, except for this … Continue reading

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Academic Freedom, Antiwar Speech, Ms Valerie Wilson and Mr Libby

As noted below, I am not concerned with any effort to reveal the identity of an employee of an intelligence service. I have noted the hypocrisy of “liberals” who are grandstanding as if they are defenders of the empire against … Continue reading

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The Guardian Timeline of Valerie Wilson-I Lewis Libby Jr Situation

See link below to excellent timeline of the Bush administration and Ms Plame affair. The Guardian is one of the world’s greatest newspapers. It is fiercely independent and after many of its articles has links to websites that are most … Continue reading

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Valerie Plame Wilson, C.I.A. Agent and a Diversion from the Real Issue

It would be hypocritical of me to condemn Mr I Lewis Libby Jr, the indicted chief of staff for Vice President Cheney and, don’t forget, assistant to the president. He outed a CIA agent who was assigned to the CIA’s … Continue reading

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2,000 K.I.A.: Not Just a Statistic but Real People

This is a more detailed graphic of the 2000 casualties in the Iraq Crusade. Please note: not this many soldiers have died in combat since the Vietnam War.

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Who Are the 2,000 K.I.A. in this Immoral War?

Here are the names of the K.I.A. in Iraq Support the troops! Stop adding to the list. The same group of superpatriots who outed Valerie Plame because her husband, Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, dared oppose this immoral war, are … Continue reading

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2,000 Killed In Action In Iraq Imperialistic War Crusade

On this date 2,000 Americans have been killed in the Iraq war crime. 42 have been women. This exceeds the numbers in Vietnam and Korea combined. African-Americans comprise about 17% of the United States Armed Forces and about 10-11% of … Continue reading

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Peace Walk Yesterday at St Xavier University

Here in Chicago it rained most of the day on October 24, 2005. Therefore the peace walk could not roam from location to location. We did make it to the main entrance of the university where there is a rather … Continue reading

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Peace Walk Today at St Xavier University

You are invited to Imagine a Peaceful World: A Walk for Peace on United Nations Day, Monday, October 24, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. The walk will begin in McDonough Chapel. Students, faculty, and staff will lead a walk around campus, … Continue reading

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Just War: Iraq #7 “Discrimination” Part Two or why US Army General Barry McCaffrey {ret} is a War Criminal

A significant component of this jus in bello categorisation of Just War Doctrine concentrates on strategy and tactics. Those who do not make war should not have war made upon them. The military and its acolytes in Vietnam and during … Continue reading

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Just War: Iraq #6 “Discrimination” Part One

The other half or main category of the Just War Doctrine as initially posited by St Augustine is jus in bello. This refers to conduct in war. In order for just war doctrine to pass the test of morality and … Continue reading

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Basra: The Soft Underbelly of Iraq

Prime Minister Winston Churchill, a war criminal if there ever was one, resisted the Second Front recommendation of General Eisenhower, General Marshall and other high-ranking U.S. officials. The British wanted the Second Front to concentrate on Italy, which was considered … Continue reading

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Just War: Iraq #5 “Right Intentions”

This component of Just War doctrine, as initially developed in the 4th Century, After the Common Era, is similar to Just Cause as articulated in the series of Jus Ad Bellum requirements as enunciated below. During the conflict, there must … Continue reading

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Just War: Iraq #4 “Just Cause” (Military Personnel Reflections)

Just War Doctrine requires that war must be aimed at confronting a “real and certain injury.” Iraq was no threat to the U.S. It had not been able in the No-Fly-Zone-War to interdict even one British or American warplane. Not … Continue reading

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Just War: Iraq #3 “Proportionality”

Just War Doctrine requires in Jus Ad Bellum, or the legitimacy of going to war, that warrior nations consider the consequences of their actions. Specifically, will the violence and death that will result from war–the means–justify the alleged positive ends … Continue reading

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Just War: Iraq #2 “Competent Authority”

This has always been one of the more ambiguous areas of Roman Catholic Just War doctrine that began with the magisterial writings of St Augustine and St Thomas Aquinas. Basically it refers to war being the product of constitutional or … Continue reading

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Just War: Iraq #1 “War As A Last Resort”

One of the requisites of Just War is that war should eventuate only as a last resort. In the case of Iraq, Hans Blix’s inspectors were still doing their work. They were encountering little resistance. While certainly inspectors could not … Continue reading

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President Hugo Chavez: A Person of Vision and Courage

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/24/AR2005092400016_pf.html Anti-Bush, And Mincing No Words Controversy and intrigue have swirled around Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez ever since he was elected president seven years ago and established himself as a leftist force. Chavez’s rising influence in Latin American politics, his country’s … Continue reading

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Kirstein Paper at Univ. of St Francis: “Real Teaching: Iraq Teach-ins Facilitate Excellence in Teaching”

“Real Teaching: Iraq Teach-ins Facilitate Excellence in Teaching” Symposium on the Scholarship of Pedagogy University of St. Francis, Joliet, Illinois October 8, 2005 Forty years ago, during the Vietnam War, the first teach-in was held at the University of Michigan … Continue reading

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Specifics on David Horowitz Visit at St Xavier University

The topic of the event will be: “The Iraq War: In the Classroom and Beyond.” Mr Horowitz has agreed to two components of the topic that will inform our opening remarks. 1) An assessment of the Iraq war. Mr Horowitz … Continue reading

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David Horowitz Accepts St Xavier Speaking Invitation

David Horowitz, editor of Frontpagemag.com, organizer of Students for Academic Freedom, developer of Discoverthenetworks.com has accepted an invitation to exchange views with me on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 700 PM on the campus of St Xavier University in Chicago. … Continue reading

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David Horowitz Considers Speaking Invitation

Mr Horowitz has graciously indicated a willingess to consider our invitation to have an exchange of views at SXU. It is my hope that the parties can agree on certain items. Mr Horowitz is a major figure in the US … Continue reading

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