Critical Section


Tuesday,  03/04/03  11:55 PM

Interesting...  Apparently [U.N. Secretary General] Kofi Anan has had plans drawn up for a post-war  U.N. government in Iraq.  Of course the U.S. has plans for a U.S.-led government.  That will be the next U.S. pissing contest with France.

Quick thought:  There are certainly serious people with well-reasoned objections to America's pending war against Iraq.  But most of the anti-war protesting going on is not about this war.  Instead the issues include: 1) opposition to war in general, 2) anti-American-ism, 3) anti-Israeli-ism, 4) pro-Muslim-ism, 5) anti-Republican-ism, 6) pro-Democrat-ism, 7) anti-Bush-ism, 8) French / European hand-wringing over their reduced role, 9) worldwide hand-wringing over America's increased role, 10) a general urge to protest.  That's ten, you can probably think of more...  I think the anti-war agenda would be far better served by some specific objections to this war, combined with constructive suggestions for dealing with Iraq.  (And that would not include illogical platitudes like "give inspections a chance".)  What we have here is a wealthy power-hungry dictator desperately trying to acquire or build WMDs.  So what would you do?

RSS aggregators continue to generate interest.  I must not get it.  You know what I think...

Apple is launching a service to sell music online, tied into iTunes.  Excellent idea, IMHO.  [Later, others agree...]

XLNT+LOL.

Home
Archive
flight
About Me
W=UH
Email
RSS   OPML

Greatest Hits
Correlation vs. Causality
The Tyranny of Email
Unnatural Selection
Lying
Aperio's Mission = Automating Pathology
On Blame
Try, or Try Not
Books and Wine
Emergent Properties
God and Beauty
Moving Mount Fuji The Nest Rock 'n Roll
IQ and Populations
Are You a Bright?
Adding Value
Confidence
The Joy of Craftsmanship
The Emperor's New Code
Toy Story
The Return of the King
Religion vs IQ
In the Wet
the big day
solving bongard problems
visiting Titan
unintelligent design
the nuclear option
estimating in meatspace
second gear
On the Persistence of Bad Design...
Texas chili cookoff
almost famous design and stochastic debugging
may I take your order?
universal healthcare
entertainment
triple double
New Yorker covers
Death Rider! (da da dum)
how did I get here (Mt.Whitney)?
the Law of Significance
Holiday Inn
Daniel Jacoby's photographs
the first bird
Gödel Escher Bach: Birthday Cantatatata
Father's Day (in pictures)
your cat for my car
Jobsnotes of note
world population map
no joy in Baker
vote smart
exact nonsense
introducing eyesFinder
resolved
to space
notebooks
where are the desktop apps?