From Pine View Farm

Drumbeats 2





Reuters, but see this. (A tip to Juan Cole.)

Yes, the people who brought you the travesty in Iraq will do it again,



they think that war is the way to get what they want..

And, I do believe that, on some sick level, some of those beating the drums think that war is, in some abstract way, good and virtuous.



  1. Opie

    August 24, 2006 at 5:59 pm

    Sick? Extremism in the pursuit of liberty is no vice! (Congratulations, by the way, on your quote of the day.)

  2. Frank

    August 24, 2006 at 8:27 pm

    Extremism in the pursuit of liberty is, indeed, no vice. Patrick Henry, Tom Paine, Thomas Jefferson, and their peers were indeed extremists.

    But, by God, they were extremists with moral values–extremists who were unafraid to fight their own battles and risk their own lives and fortunes.

    Extremism in the pursuit of bloodshed–and taxcuts–is evil.

    Especially when the pursuers are proven liars (yes, “proven,” the facts are amply documented) snuggled in their secure undisclosed locations, whilst the children of others are called to fight for their lies.

    A pox on them and theirs.

    We have already had one made-up war. We–all of us–need to keep our friends, neighbors, compatriots, and their and our children–from another made-up war.

    (I’ll have to check out the quote of the day–I haven’t noticed it yet. Just a sec.)


    Got it, from Barry Goldwater: ‘A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.’

    Barry Goldwater was an honest man.

    There would be no place for him in the current Federal Administration.