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Ushpizin

The trailer for one of my favorite films, one of a handful that treats faith seriously and beautifully: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHdvqkyI2qA

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Among the voices piping up in support of American military action in Libya are those of Paul Wolfowitz and William Kristol. Mr. Wolfowitz, you may recall, was an assistant secretary of defense under Donald Rumsfeld in the Bush administration, and Mr. Kristol is an eminent neoconservative commentator, one who has never been right about anything insofar as I can recall.

They are among those who argued in favor of an American invasion of Iraq in 2003, claiming that Saddam Hussein was in league with the 9/11 hijackers and was stockpiling weapons of mass destruction. We would be greeted with flowers, acclaimed as liberators, they said. It would be a cakewalk, they said, and we could pay for it all with Iraqi oil.

 Wouldn’t you think that anyone who had been so disastrously and publicly wrong, and whose miscalculations have cost the lives of so many thousands of Americans and Iraqis, would  -having escaped prosecution- have the sense to shut up, retire to  some out-of-the-way place, maybe change his name, and oh, I don’t know, take up woodworking?

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