The Kensington Review

17 November 2003

Latest Commentary:
A solider writes, "I am making this statement as an act of willful defiance of military authority, because I believe that the War is being deliberately prolonged by those how have the power to end it. I am a soldier, convinced that I am acting on behalf of soldiers. I believe this War, upon which I entered as a war of defense and liberation, has now become a war of aggression and conquest." Click here to read more.

The US Senate engaged in a 30-hour debating marathon over the nominations of four jurists to the federal bench. The filibuster brought a circus atmosphere to the Senate chamber, with cots provided and hysteria on tap. "This is a phony filibuster on a phony issue," said Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT), and he was right. The problem isn't with the Senate, the White House, the Democrats or the Republicans. The current mess is the fault of the constitution. Click here for more.
Quotation of the Moment:
"You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
who cheer when soldier lads march by,
Sneak home and pray you'll never know
The Hell where youth and laughter go."

-- Sigfried Sassoon, Royal Welch Fusiliers, "Suicide in the Trenches"

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