The Dangers of Romney's Pick for VP Paul Ryan
This week Mitt Romney picked a possible Vice President who believes peoples' rights are "derived from God;" abortion doctors should be prosecuted, while zygotes have "personhood;" and the public sector of government should be destroyed.
All of which is feeding the addiction — including of some people I work shoulder to shoulder with and respect — to the lesser of two evils. What's up with that addiction? Can it be overcome? Stay tuned as we focus on that problem, among others.
Before us, horrifically, and perhaps quite immediately, is a potential Israeli bombing of Iran, with tacit, or open, U.S. backing. Some say it will come before the U.S. election. As people in the mountains of Iran are suffering now from earthquakes which destroyed many small villages, the results of the war already being waged on Iran in the form of murderous sanctions are adding to the devastation.
Because of sanctions, rescue crews have no night-vision equipment! This is one more outrage, enforced and led by our own government. Dave Lindorff asks, Killing Iran’s Children: Are the Sanctions "Worth It?"
By Debra Sweet, Director, The World Can't Wait