"The trouble with torture is that sometimes it works; and when it does, the devil sings." (Simon Jenkins: UK Guardian, April 21, 2009.)Barack Obama
As those who have followed Barack Obama's meteoric rise over the past 28 months will have realised, at some point, he is the consummate political animal. Indeed, what separates him from the failed Democratic presidential candidates of the past-Humphrey, McGovern, Dukakis and Gore-has been the clarity of his recognition that all else depended on his achieving and retaining power-and the ruthlessness with which he's pursued that end.
And on philosophical, moral, and even political grounds, there's no sorrier sight in Washington these days than that of Barack Obama-Barack Obama!-trying desperately-granted, for his own, good reasons-to stuff that genie back from whence it came and cork up the bottle.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
"Heart of darkness"
Wayne Brown (Trinidad & Tobago Express):