Above is Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "The Idiotic Susan Rice" and tomorrow I'll note his "Sunset Jackson."
Today Patrick Martin (WSWS) reported on Barack's Drone War:
According to a report published Sunday on the front page of the New York Times, the Obama administration is pushing ahead with plans to establish a more systematic and regular program of using unmanned drones to kill people selected by the White House for death.The newspaper estimated that US drone strikes have killed more than 2,500 people—a death toll approximating the number killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001.
The article was written by Scott Shane, the same reporter who was the conduit for administration propaganda last May, glorifying drone missiles as a great advance in the “war on terror” and detailing Obama’s personal role in the approval of targets.
Like the earlier report, Sunday’s article describes the assassination program in entirely uncritical terms, raising questions only over the political motivation of the decision to “develop explicit rules for the targeted killing of terrorists by unmanned drones.” This effort was supposedly spurred by concern that Republican Mitt Romney might win the presidential election and inherit an open-ended drone missile program that he would then be able to define as he pleased.
The Times article claims that Obama and his top aides “are still debating whether remote-control killing should be a measure of last resort against imminent threats to the United States, or a more flexible tool, available to help allied governments attack their enemies or to prevent militants from controlling territory.”
Not really into blogging tonight. I made the mistake of watching a movie with my friend and neighbor. She enjoyed it but I really loved it. First, I did not know James Franco had so much talent. Sorry, Franco. The film is The Broken Tower.
He plays the poet Hart Crane (a favorite of mine). And I first thought he couldn't act (Franco) and that when it was time to note love in Crane's life, Franco would wimp out so we would get cut aways. Franco went all the way. Good for him. A lot of actors wouldn't play a same-sex love scene. And those that did would probably cheat it a little.
He's Hart Crane in all the scenes including love scenes.
Again, I wasn't a fan of Franco's but I am a fan of Hart Crane's poems. And I was expecting Franco to suck. So it was a real surprise to see that he was so very good in the film.
And just when I'm getting over that as the movie's ending and we're watching the credits kind of while I'm grabbing our empty bowl (popcorn) off the coffee table, I say, "Huh?" I grab the remote and go backwards on the DVD.
Frano wrote and directed this film.
I didn't know that. I didn't even know there was a film like this. My friend got it because she knows I love Hart Crane's writing.
I really enjoyed the film and thought he brought Hart Crane to life. He succeeded as an actor, a writer and a director so kudos for him.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Monday: