The Obama administration has finally negotiated a deal to limit Iran's nuclear capability. Benjamin Netanyahu was quick to denounce it as a historic mistake. A bushel full of Republican presidential hopefuls have started to parrot his warnings. We will have to endure 60 days of militaristic posturing by our conservative politicians in Congress. So be it. In the end the deal will be implemented and we have a chance of stopping the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
As a byproduct, the deal will unfetter us from the control of our Mideast relations by Israel. Israel is universally believed to posses nuclear arms. Personally I am no more comfortable with this than I am with North Korea or Iran possessing nuclear arms. At best, Israel's views on nuclear capabilities are hypocritical.
Bravo Obama. Bravo Kerry. Thank you for giving diplomacy a nod over bombs.
(By the way, the price of gasoline should plummet. I wonder how our neo-cons will handle that.)
I am told that today is a milestone in my life. The occasion is my ninetieth birthday. I am glad to report that today was also uneventful. I was successful in keeping it low key and filled myself with the joy of a cholesterol laden dinner and the affection of my family. Life is indeed good when ninety years pass and one is still able to walk unassisted, drive an automobile and participate in a meaningful discussion with family. The challenge now is to keep this aging phenomenon from becoming a burden to family and a millstone for me. Fortunately I feel I'm up to the challenge (once I get this Zantac down)..
|Mark F. Rugare 1954-1997|
Mark probably would have reminded me that there are many more good than bad cops. He probably would add that there are bad civilians who bring out the worst in the bad cops.
During these troubled days, I find comfort in recalling that Detective Sgt. Mark Rugare was without question a good cop.