The Heart of the Wood
An odd blog.
Wednesday, April 28, 2004
And we wonder why the world doesn't believe us when we say we are committed to democracy. While we pressure foreign governments to censor their press for us.
Sunday, April 25, 2004
This strategy has some drawbacks that I don't think President Bush has considered. I don't think that a president can get elected if everyone in the press is united against him. That's part of the reason politicians pander to the press. It's not a constitutional duty, it's simple self-interest.
This is my new favorite site. Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things It's got it all!
Saturday, April 10, 2004
Interesting Google search results. Here's one for all the guys in tinfoil hats.
Friday, April 09, 2004
Kathryn Cramer: The Problem of Civilian Commandos is a good piece introducing the problems that the US faces with using "private security contractors" in Iraq. I think that among the more telling points is that these companies don't necessarily have America's security interests as their highest priorities. Soldiers can be ordered under threat of military justice, but I don't know if these companies have the same level of accountability. I don't mean to accuse these companies of doing anything wrong, but I am concerned that the American public doesn't know anything about the situation.
Thursday, April 08, 2004
Tuesday, April 06, 2004
Originally, this was kind of an "in" joke. But now, it seems like more of an "out" joke. I'm just throwing all of these references for the only person who may actually read this blog. Hi Dandan!