War Criminals

It is remarkable, to say the least, that former Attorney John Ashcroft was shocked by the deliberations in the White House on how to torture specific suspects. "History will not look kindly . . ." The US has been ruled by criminals before, but not to my knowledge by an organized gang of war criminals & profiteers. John Ashcroft felt called upon to reprove their behavior. Later: Digby's discussion catches the awful, bitter vomit flavor these people produce.

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.

1 thought on “War Criminals”

  1. aristotle’s concepts of anagnorisis (recognition) and peripeteia (reversal) have meaning here. see
    pages 31-6 in the little ARISTOTLE by kenneth mcleish 1998 (a phoenix pbk from 1998, publ in great britian from orion publishing group). edward mycue

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