Several days ago, Barack Obama delivered a stem-winder of a speech accepting the nomination of the Democratic Party for president, before a crowd of 80,000 cheering fans at Invesco stadium in Denver. On a stage specially built to resemble a Greek temple, it is not unfair to infer that the Party fully intended that the symbolism of lofty god-likeness should rub off onto the candidate. This, despite his disclaimer of having “great humility.”
Ron Paul, along with presidential candidates Chuck Baldwin (Constitution Party), Cynthia McKinney (Green Party), and Ralph Nader (Independent), held a press conference Wednesday, September 10 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Bob Barr (Libertarian Party) was not present, but his campaign staff assured Nader less than an hour before the press conference that Barr supports the group’s four-point platform.
“Henry Kissinger instructed the CIA to continue diplomatic contacts with Yassir Arafat's PLO representatives before the 1973 Yom Kippur War, even after Arafat ordered the kidnapping and murder of the American ambassador and his deputy in Khartoum, Sudan.” So reported the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, on September 1, 2008.
Russia’s recent war with Georgia and the ensuing military occupation, which shows every sign of permanency, is a reminder of the folly of committing America to entangling alliances in areas of the world that are none of our concern. Both Georgia and the Ukraine, former Soviet republics, have been agitating for admittance into NATO, and although NATO denied them in March of this year, it has promised them membership at an unspecified future date, much to Moscow’s consternation.