...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



29 Sep 2009:

The U.S.’s shocking performance at the OAS regarding Honduras suggests that the State Department has not heard that President Obama won the election. Who in Washington is making the Obama administration’s Honduran policy? The answer is, for the most part, the Bush crowd.

Latest example: Deputy Chief of Mission to the OAS and Senior Career Foreign Service Officer, W. Lewis Amselem gave a speech there that would have gladdened the Bush White House. A close look at Amselem’s record shows that this is no accident. Amselem is a hard-line figure who served for decades of the Cold War in Guatemala, Guyana, Bolivia, SOUTHCOM and Panama. His inflammatory remarks the other day regarding Honduras’ ousted president, Manuel Zelaya, make him a prime candidate for replacement and retirement. He was not just taking orders; his behavior is in keeping with his recorded performance during his entire career.
Council on Hemispheric Affairs/Scoop
see also: Negroponte
see also: QLP?

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