We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Today in the Washington Post, Charles Krauthammer writes about the true Evil Axis affecting the Democratic campaign in the Middle East. America's focus needs to redirected to Syria where a true dagger in the Terrorist heart can be inflicted. Harsh words to use but "when in Rome......" Syria and the New Axis of Evil (washingtonpost.com) "As Iraq, in fits and starts, begins finding its way to self-rule, the center of gravity of the Bush Doctrine and the American democratization project shifts to Lebanon/Syria. The rapid evacuation and collapse of the Syrian position in Lebanon is crucial not just because of what it will do for Lebanon but because of the weakening effect it will have on the Assad dictatorship. We need, therefore, to be relentless in insisting on a full (and as humiliating as possible) evacuation of Syria from Lebanon, followed by a campaign of economic, political and military pressure on the Assad regime. We must push now and push hard." firstname.lastname@example.org
Then read the article by Victor Davis Hanson, the blogger no one should miss, who writes "The Noose Tightens" clearly pointing out why Assad's demise is in everyone's best interest. VDH's Private Papers::The Noose Tightens
And finally, one last entry worth perusing is "Lebanese Politics for Beginners" by