Former Arkansas governor and presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee, a Baptist evangelical who is keeping loyal distance from Bush on the war, may just pull off the hat trick of blending religious conservatism with policy pragmatism.
During the Vietnam War, Dr. King referred to our nation’s government as “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today.” Now that we find ourselves mired in another senseless conflict, our soldiers in harm’s way and more and more among us suffering from the tyranny of poverty, we turn once again to the wisdom of Martin Luther King Jr.
A longtime observer of insurgencies, violence and war, the reporter writes that the presidential plan to send more troops to Iraq is a mistake of catastrophic proportions that is likely to rival the most stupid and brutal blunders he’s seen.
In honor of Sen. Ted Kennedy’s passing, we’re re-posting one of his classic moral stands. This 2007 speech against the escalation of the Iraq war was so good we had to give him the Truthdigger of the Week award back then.
George Bush may have come to power claiming to be a “compassionate conservative,” but his miserly use of the president’s abililty to pardon makes him one of American history’s most indifferent leaders.