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I am a high school English teacher in an urban high school in Oklahoma City. I am a member of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 2309. I am a Democrat, a union activist and a worker for social justice. I also am a Christian (Congregationalist). I play chess and coach our school chess team.

Friday, July 07, 2006

W Pays the Price for Going It Alone


Bush is seeking a unified response from the rest of the world community to North Korea's nuclear program and missile testing. Well, George, it's too bad you have destroyed any credibility you might have had after you cried wolf on Iraq and by passed all diplomatic challenges to play world cowboy.

"You know, the problem with diplomacy is it takes a while to get something done" while "acting alone, you can move quickly," Bush said. Yes, and the problem with "going alone" is that you are, well, alone. Right now the US is hard pressed to keep the tattered remains of the "coalition of the willing" together. Britain is the only ally that has troops of any substance in Iraq, and their withdrawal is simple a matter of time, months in all probablity.

Meanwhile, George appears hat in hand on the world stage pleading for any cooperation whatsover. George probably did not learn this while in the schools where he partied: Mendācī hominī nē vērum quidem dīcentī crēdimus. We do not believe a liar, though he speaks the truth.

2 comments:

rmacapobre said...

you studied latin? my french teacher was the same. he knew latin and greek. he was going to be a priest but decided not to continue .. i dont know why its called a dead language when its still used by catholic priests ..

Xpatriated Texan said...

Great cartoon.

Unfortunately, the end of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" has the Big Bad Wolf devouring the boy, his sheep, and all the villagers.

Let's hope our own story ends better.

XT