The War Fair

A fair process for the once-puppet/now deposed President of Iraq is a vital issue insofar as it relates to justice itself, for the victims of the crimes for which he is charged. It is crucial to the prosecution of justice, as it is the most likely way – however unlikely it still may be – to hold all of those responsible for the crimes with which he’s charged accountable.

It is precisely that cabal that has paid for, and controls the information coming out of this process. They argue that their former ally’s ability to use his defense as a political stage is a danger to the security of the free world, hence the access that they have allowed, what little it is, is being censored. This is just a further example of the policy of lies and deception that hardly began with the deposed’s rule, but was effectively carried out throughout it. It is just an excuse to keep the world from being truly free, a way to keep themselves free to do as they please.

The press coverage has focused on atrocities of the despot, and the extent to which a fair trial is mentioned, is reported as a concern of various human rights groups, without any details of these concerns. This accounts for the perception that such groups are only concerned about criminals, and not the greater virtues of justice. This, in turn, makes it possible to continue such journalistic practice as a form of self-justification: If that’s the way the public sees it, “that’s the way it is”.

And it’s working. Nary a media report includes any information about those who engendered his reign of terror in the first place.



Mike wrote a nice letter in which he expressed his appreciation of my linking him. I’d like to make clear that I don’t play on the track linked on the German page, rather on the track linked on the English page. I like the first so much, however, that I just couldn’t resist including it. It reminds me of a constellation gig we did at the Big Horse in Chicago in which Mike, Steve, and I ended up being the last on stage playing Trombone, French Horn, and Handsonic respectively. It was one of those moments a musician lives for.