Monthly Archives: December 2006

Kirstein in the Press: U.S. Leaders Are War Criminals

In today’s Daily Southtown a variety of academic, business, religious and civic leaders were asked about what would be positive and negative developments for the new year of 2007. They were requested to address these observations from the perspective of … Continue reading

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President Saddam Hussein Should not be Executed by War Criminal Mr Bush

It is a disgrace and a stain on America if President Hussein is harmed in any manner. The execution of this man would be a war crime, which admittedly, would be one of a series that American imperialist forces have … Continue reading

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Other Nations Throw Their Soldiers’ Lives Away in Iraq War Disgrace

It is not just the immoral, war criminals who live in splendour and elegance in the United States that have tossed away 1000s of our citizens’ lives in their war for sport, oil and religious domination. These countries, the “Coalition … Continue reading

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One Red Rose, A Tear and Charles Lindbergh

It took a decade of dreams and a trip to Maui, United States Occupied Hawai’i, to complete this pilgrimage. I finally encountered Charles Lindbergh. I have been enamoured and mesmerised by this antiwar, complex iconic figure. My high school, Mary … Continue reading

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U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan Criticises U.S. Imperialism and Unilateralism in Farewell Address

The following are excerpts from the secretary general’s speech. It is perhaps his last major address before his second term as U.N. chief expires at the end of the month. I am struck that he chose the Truman Museum & … Continue reading

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Jimmy Carter on: Israeli Apartheid, Colonisation and Ethnic Cleansing of the Palestinians

President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) has written a courageous book on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Its title, Palestine Peace not Apartheid is illustrative of his ethical compass in the work. It is written in a moderate tone and frequently denounces terrorism against … Continue reading

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One of my students believes I do not support the troops in Iraq.

I received an email from a student at 2210 on December 6, 2006. I responded with interpolations in an e-mail. Slight editing was done for cosmetic purposes and removing extraneous utterances. Professor: Your comments are currently closed on your latest … Continue reading

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Iraq Study Group December 6 Report

I have read the entire report. I agree that the combat phase should be reduced over the next year or so but that seems excessively long to continue this Vietnam quagmire. I disagree with its refusal to have a precipitate … Continue reading

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Back to the Future: Mr Bush in Iraq and J.F.K. in Vietnam

Leaks are indicating that the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group that contained one woman and one African-American–neither of whom is an expert on external relations (keep the white male dominant in imperial America!)–will recommend that combat be replaced by training. Also … Continue reading

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David Horowitz Responds to Cary Nelson Review

In Frontpagemag.com, Mr Horowitz’s online magazine, the right-wing conservative offers a riposte to the review by A.A.U.P. president, Cary Nelson:

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