Tariq Aziz: Not Guilty

War crimes trials in Iraq continue to go forward, with acquittals and convictions. In his first trial (there will be others), Tariq Aziz has been found not guilty. “Chemical Ali,” on the other hand, has received his third death sentence.

Remember the Cold War?

I have learned that Uncle Sam wants to give me a certificate of appreciation for my contributions to the Cold War — and every other person who served in the military from September 2, 1945 (the surrender of Japan) to December 26, 1991 (the dissolution of the USSR). We’ve been living without the USSR for…

Happy Independence Day!

Today is Independence Day–it was March 2, 1836, that respresentatives of Texas towns meeting at Washington-on-the-Brazos signed the Declaration of Independence.  Stephen F. Austin had tried to work within the system, but General Santa Anna abandoned the 1824 Constitution and imposed a dictatorship, leading to the rebellion of several states, including Texas. They gathered under…