In some form or another, don't these stories prompt us to ask one more time: could the US, and in a way, the whole world have tried something radically different? (See our second post of January 6, 2004 and the one from November 22, 2003)
In any case, all these headlines are in obvious contrast to the Bush administration's claims about how smoothly things will run in post-June Iraq.
Some stories may be about past events in Iraq or may not be directly related to post-June Iraq, but they do paint a rather depressing picture.
The influence of advertising, the media, and partisan politics, among other things, poses great challenges to clear thinking. The demands of work, a lack of time, and the overwhelming flow of information further add to the problem. Can we rise to the challenge and improve the ways in which we think?
Our attempts at better thinking can lead to better solutions and a better life.