I have been unable to blog lately and I have no idea if and/or when this state of affairs will change. It's especially frustrating because I was just about to write a heartfelt tribute to Colin Powell, "a great soldier, a great statesman and a great American", and to Barack Obama, the "transformative figure" Powell has endorsed for President.
But I won't be able to do that, so I direct your attention to a few items you should read instead.
In "Why Listen to Colin Powell, or Brokaw?", Bob Parry offers a detailed, critical look at Colin Powell's career, and raises a good question: Why should anybody care what Colin Powell thinks?
But Parry sidesteps the next obvious question: How could any decent, respectable candidate accept the endorsement of such a man (let alone offer him a post in an upcoming administration)?
He couldn't, that's how. Any candidate with some knowledge of recent history and a bit of respect for truth and justice would renounce such an endorsement immediately. But Obama is no such candidate, as he has made clear more than once.
On the other hand, Chris Floyd doesn't sidestep any questions, but then again, he doesn't have to. He hasn't got a horse in this race.
So please read these two posts from Chris: "The Bagman Cometh: Obama Embraces War Criminal's Endorsement", and "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien: Obama's New Advisor Stands By His War Crimes".
I will rejoin you if and when conditions become more favorable.