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she slides her fingers through every nerve
The morning paper's ink stains my fingers: CCCXXXIII
The morning paper's ink stains my fingers: CCCXXXII
The morning paper's ink stains my fingers: CCCXXXI
let down and hanging around
The morning paper's ink stains my fingers: CCCXXX
we're on the edge of burma
when you hear talk of the southside, you hear talk...
every man for himself and god against them all
you can do what you like, there'll be no reprisal
Friday, May 18, 2007
it's a crying shame, you left a trail of destruction:
Michael Gerson and Tony Blair, Gladstonians against the Horde:
This is an exculpation? That al-Qaeda would make use of the U.S.'s position of occupying an Arab (mostly) country? Or that Iran would seek to turn its encirclement by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan to its advantage? And that the U.S. would find those two developments to be nearly insurmountable amid the other rigors of occupying Iraq? Even if Gerson's infatuation with a morality of intentions can't penetrate the veneer of what's happened in Iraq, Blair should know that a foreign policy that invites a "decisive" response from its adversaries can't possibly survive. And if the point of it all is to nurture human rights while protecting one's interests, then neither objective is served by its collapse.