Thursday, December 22, 2011

"don't stick beans up your nose"

The old sage who was your mother and mine always advised, "Don't stick beans up your nose."

Naturally, everyone sticks beans up his nose one way or another. Personally, socially -- no different.

In Iraq, a wave of coordinated bombings in Baghdad today are seen as an expression of sectarian violence -- the very sectarian violence that analysts predicted nine years ago, before the American invasion, if there were not some comprehensive, post-invasion strategy and plan. Today's bombings left scores dead. The Americans departed last week.

I guess individuals can count themselves as fortunate when, after sticking beans up their noses, they resolve not to do that again. Nations seem less willing to listen to sage advice.

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