Gotta be a once in a decade astrological day of planetary alignment, because I'm finding myself in agreement with the Pope, Hillary Clinton, and Pat Robertson.
The Pope comes out and says no more deaths in Lebanon and he's directing his plea mostly towards Israel. article
Enough collective punishment, enough bombing, enough. The problem here is that when the Pope issues this kind of plea, its like the conscience aspect of the West is accounted for, but then the dad who knows best aspect gets even more strident.
Hillary Clinton after grilling Rumsfeld about Iraq and Afghanistan then speaks to the press and calls for his resignation. article
I couldn't agree more except she is upset because in her opinion the execution of the war is not good enough i.e. not enough troops, bad planning, should never have dissolved the Iraqi military, this kind of thing. For me its much simpler. The war should never have gotten past the this is a crazy idea stage and that's why he needs to resign. If he goes, no doubt Rumsfeld gets replaced with another neo-conservative from the Project for a New Amercian Century, in other words someone with the exact same endless war commitment of Rumsfeld. There's no win here. How could Bush do anything differently.
Then Pat Robertson decides that global warming is real and says so to his 700 Club. article
Here's the twist. Out of these three statements, the only one that will actually have any tangible effect on anybody and at least superficially doesn't seem to have a negative side, is Robertson's. Robertson pushes more people into at least thinking that there is global warming. That's a step.
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