Maybe I'm just not made for this world.
politics, hypocrisy and meanness in public affairs, alligators, anti-empire-ism, occasional personal stuff
Some of the Green Zone dwellers think the post-election jockeying between the various political factions will be American style "horse trading" as we saw in the health care debate; they have sold this line to the Washington Post and New York Times. This is bunk. Iraqi politics is a full contact sport, and blood will be shed. Nor will the battle be primarily sectarian. It will be a Shiia-on- Shiia affair. If it doesn't end up in a civil war, it will look like a Chicago gang war before it is over."
The pontiff said faith in God helps lead one "toward the courage of not allowing oneself to be intimidated by the petty gossip of dominant opinion."Solid evidence of covering up the rape of children is "the petty gossip of dominant opinion." He will not answer the relevant questions; and since he cannot hold himself accountable he cannot logically hold anyone else accountable. We are told, as the US government tells us with respect to torture, we should move on.