March 7  2003

Let Them Hate as Long as They Fear
By PAUL KRUGMAN - NY Times 3-7-03

Why does our president condone the swaggering and contemptuous approach to our friends and allies this administration is fostering, including among its most senior officials? Has 'oderint dum metuant' really become our motto?" So reads the resignation letter of John Brady Kiesling, a career diplomat who recently left the Foreign Service in protest against Bush administration policy.

"Oderint dum metuant" translates, roughly, as "let them hate as long as they fear."  But this week's crisis in U.S.-Mexican relations — a crisis that has been almost ignored north of the border —suggests that it is a perfect description of George Bush's attitude toward the world.



Stocks tumble after Bush speech
The Age, Australia - By Jason Dowling 3-7-03
US President George Bush's bellicose speech on Iraq helped send a nervous Australian market tumbling yesterday. ...

War talk depresses market - Melbourne Herald Sun

Pelosi more diplomacy, inspections needed before Iraq attack
San Jose Mercury News, CA - 3-7-03
Pelosi said three principles should govern America's use of power. The nation "is strongest when we work with our friends and allies," she said. Additionally, "America must use power to promote long-term peace and security."

Bush says he won't leave Americans at 'mercy of Iraqi dictator'
Bush tells US war is only days away

I saw no presidential timber present at Bush's "news conference" last night.

I saw kindling wood.


''Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.'' Plato

"We cannot solve today's problems using the mindset that created them."  Albert Einstein

"I was proud the other day when both Republicans and Democrats stood with me in the Rose Garden to announce their support for a clear statement of purpose: you disarm, or we will."- George W. Bush, speaking about Saddam Hussein, Manchester, N.H., Oct. 5, 2002


Bush should go and entertain our troops



The "Monkey in a man suit*" Governor


Dockery, Bush Spar Over Train
Lakeland Ledger, FL - 3-7-03
... Gov. Jeb Bush and the prime backer of high-speed rail in Florida are hurling insults at each other in the wake of Bush's call to repeal the constitutional amendment that requires the state to build a bullet train....

Proposal to restrict tourists shelved
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL - 3-7-03
... Jeb Bush's office had feared that the rule would be a major inconvenience to some
of the 8 million people who visit Florida from outside the United States each ...

Senate gets to work on class-size amendment
WJXX, FL - 3-7-03
The Education Committee has unanimously approved a bill based on proposals
made two months ago by Governor Jeb Bush, but with key differences. ...



Clinton, Dole to duke it out on 60 minutes
The Olympian, WA - 3-7-03
NEW YORK -- Former President Bill Clinton and his 1996 election opponent Bob Dole
will debate the wisdom of a tax cut in wartime as "60 Minutes" revives its ...