Opinion

We may be worse than Saddam

Vice President Dick Cheney claims the resistance in Iraq is in "its last throes." President George W. Bush says Iraq is "turning the corner."

Is that is true, how did a dying resistance manage to capture, torture and kill three U.S. soldiers in a well-planned and executed ambush?  Why do innocent Iraqis die every day on the streets along with more and more U.S. soldiers?

Saving America

George W. Bush is an international war criminal who should be arrested, shackled and led to the World Court to stand trial for his many crimes against humanity.

So should be any member of Congress who continues to support the illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq and whose actions contributed to the unnecessary deaths of 2,500 American military men and women along with the thousands upon thousands of Iraqi civilians.

It’s the system, stupid

Partisan political thought has become so ingrained in today’s mindset that the concept of independence is disregarded as a matter of course.

That partisanship, I believe, breeds corruption and allows it to thrive. Unfortunately, because partisanship is so dominant in today’s political environment, any chance of cleaning up the system is lost.

Another failed photo-op

President George W. Bush jetted off in the dark of night for a clandestine visit to Iraq – a grandstanding photo-op by a coward who refused to fight in war when his country called.

I’ve always found Bush’s swaggering "war-time president" persona the height of political hypocrisy.  This is, after all, the same George W. Bush who hid out in the Texas Air National Guard to avoid going to Vietnam and who later became the "Commander in Chief" who sends members of the National Guard and Reserve to their deaths in his lies-based invasion of Iraq.

Why we need to get it right the first time

Wen Ho Lee, an atomic scientist wrongly accused of espionage and vilified by press reports that depended on bad sources, won court judgments against the federal government and five media organizations recently but all the money in the world cannot ease the nightmare he suffered for the past nine years.

Democrats haven’t closed the deal

Republican Brian Bilbray won the special election in California Tuesday to replace convicted bribe-taker Randy "Duke" Cunningham in a race that should have been closer than it was and one that should tell Democrats they still have their work cut out for them if they hope to recapture control the House and Senate in November.