The president came on the tube last night to tell the country how the times have changed. Improved, but not enough. The speech arranged with care. Electrically intense. Eyes clear. Lips tight. Jaw set. Some visible regret, but firm to fight for who knows what? To save the world from strange dark evil forces. Oil. The reasons range from dumb to crude, but come out looking bright.
That is until you think about the cost not just in dollars, time, and truth, but in the shattered lives of those whose dreams are tossed like twigs into a holocaust. Thin chance of green relief this year. We’ve seen the big boys greasing up their war machine.