Warning: Moral Hazard ahead…. ( Is that me ranting?)

Published on November 24th, 2007 by Malachi

Concerning Moral Hazards: casting my eye about, here is what I see. Essentially I want to talk about the war in Iraq. What’s going on there? What’s going on here? But, you tell me: the war is so successful it’s off the front pages. Now we are engaged in the important business of shopping, and […]

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Just a minute, MR. CHENEY! War in Iran? Let me remind you of what you said about “War in Iraq”?

Published on November 5th, 2007 by Malachi

In a new book, “DEAD CERTAIN: The Presidency of George W. Bush” author Robert Draper (to whom Bush granted “extraordinary access…including six private meetings with him”) has an interesting –and unfamiliar– quote from Dick Cheney about the War in Iraq. The setup: in a private meeting in September 2002, Cheney is trying to persuade House […]

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DISGUST AT THE WAR=DISGUST AT OURSELVES? Are we finally approaching the tipping point?

Published on October 18th, 2007 by Malachi

I’ve been asking friends who are old enough to remember: when did the U.S. public reach the tipping point and turn against the Vietnam war. Many of them mention the Walter Cronkite moment, when he ended a particularly draining newscast on the war by saying “it looks like we have done enough in Vietnam” –or […]

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