Glacial Erratics


February 05, 2003

President Delivers "State of the Union"

My friend Nate pointed out an important moment of farce, introspection, irony etc etc etc in the State of the Union speech:

Throughout the 20th century, small groups of men seized control of great nations, built armies and arsenals, and set out to dominate the weak and intimidate the world. In each case, their ambitions of cruelty and murder had no limit.

Meanwhile, somewhere near the Pentagon, advisors are clamoring to fragment NATO. Richard Pearle, chairmain of the Pentagon's Policy Advisory Board says:

It is now reasonable to ask whether the United States should now or on any other occasion subordinate vital national interests to a show of hands by nations who do not share our interests.

The sky is falling.