Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Oh By The Way

Road Map to Peace:
Turn Right to Civil War

J's first words the other morning —
mumbled, under the pillow,
in response to me news surfing
while I sipped enough coffee
to make it to the front room office
were —

Is this the Daily Show?

CNN was running continuous
coverage of a man who sprained
his ankle in Colorado —
overhead helicoptor shots, local
reportors with details,
some celebrity didn't want
to go to jail in LA —

A feature about a cat who
travels with a trucker

A fire yesterday claimed
the lives of 9 firefighters —
and that is terrible,
it is.

Seventy-five people were
killed today by a bomb in Baghdad,
more than 200 injured.
Gaza is cut off from food and supplies
because the elected government
has taken power leaving Palestine
reft by civil war. Civil war is
raging in Iraq. Anybody hear
what happened since Turkey
invaded Kurdistan?
There's a civil war in Lebanon,
or maybe just a floundering government,
Hezbollah and something like al qeada.

So the Bush road map to peace
is what?

A right turn to Civil War.

Here's the Daily Show last night.
The second clip — Aasif Mandvi,
is great.

Oh By the Way —
Hamas is the democratically elected ruling party
in Palestine.

Oh By the Way —
here are some news bits you might have missed:

Fisk: Sick strategy behind Lebanon's latest assassination

Mediators hopeful on deal to end Lebanon fighting

Israeli Tanks Roll Into Gaza

A War On Rewind

Bomb kills 78 in Baghdad

Alliance with Atrocity: Bush's Terror War Partners in Ethiopia

Onward thru the fog
by the way is still a decent goal.

* bumpertalk.com

©Susan Bright, 2007.

Susan Bright is the author of nineteen books of poetry. She is the editor of Plain View Press which since 1975 has published one-hundred-and-ninety books. Her work as a poet, publisher, activist and educator has taken her all over the United States and abroad. Her most recent book, The Layers of Our Seeing, is a collection of poetry, photographs and essays about peace done in collaboration with photographer Alan Pogue and Middle Eastern journalist, Muna Hamzeh.

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