Saturday, July 22, 2006

In the news ...




The Independent had this interesting front page, with story.

4 comments:

Pam said...

I haven't yet read the Independent story, (I will) but I can tell you that our domestic policy doesn't really fall that far from our foreign policy. The photo makes it look like His Highness cares a lot about "the children" but ask any educator about the Bush admin's educational policy. Ask any self-employed American about health insurance. Ask anyone who's lost their job about unemployment benefits. Ask about civil rights. Katrina victims. Poverty.

It's something lots of us take issue with. Don't get me wrong, our foreign policy is shameful and of course, many Americans, myself included, are living excellent lives.

But it's worth noting that the very things the adminstration touts about bringing to Iraq - education, universal health care, freedom of religioin - are the very things eroding on American soil.

A-hem. Sign me shrill, strident liberal in Seattle. A-hem. I guess I'd better read that article.

woman wandering said...

Lol, dear shrill and strident liberal in Seattle ... I had been so busy trying to make the leap between rationale on the 'save the stem cell research embryos' and 'collateral damage is a normal part of war' that I hadn't scrutinished Bush's domestic policy.

wandering-woman said...

I'm with Pam. The photo's eerily ironic...Poor kids are poorer, a shameful and large % have no health care, and Mr Family's leave no child behind education policy is a disaster for kids and families.

Our current foreign policy is an outrage, and our domestic policy, especially where it has to do with cute little kids like that, is an embarrassment.

Sign me just as shrill as Pam, in Salamanca.

wandering-woman said...

Best I can do to try to explain how the "life is sacred" Bush admin can feel embryotic life is sacred and Lebanese life is not (aside from the fact that the Republicans would never win another election if he didn't veto stem cell research)..is by giving you another puzzle, Di - the one the Spanish love to throw around. Bush and his Christian right to life base are also 100% pro death penalty. Life is sacred, and we've no right to toy with it and play God, unless....