U.S. Embassy in Bagdhad
A little good news for a change.
Oh I know -- they all should be leaving. And we're probably aiming to leave tens of thousands of spooks and contractors, but somehow I think the Iraqis can deal with them. Other countries do. And we owe reparations for trashing Iraqi society that we'll never pay. But this is good news, a right path taken where the U.S. has been doing wrong for eight long years.
The future he foresees here -- a broken United States financially and spiritually -- may look better for much of the world than what we've lately lived. But the citizens of this country have to understand that it won't be a smooth ride on the way to bankruptcy. How low we go and how badly our rulers will behave will be determined to some extent by the strength of whatever political movements can be built for democracy, against militarism, and for international equity. Yes, we still need a peace movement, even when it seems as if no one is listening.