Given that I just can not bring myself to supporting either of the prevalent party choices we are being forced to choose from, I would prefer to write
in someone I feel could morally lead this nation away from the self destructive path we are currently heading down. I considered Colin Powell because
I feel he" is" a morally just person that happened to become enthralled in a corrupt lawless administration and could not get himself out of sporting
GW Bush in his dastardly objectives for the middle east. In the end, I think he shamefully regrets ever accepting a position in Bush's administration
but, alas, he is too old now.
Another person I considered is Wesley Clark but he is too old now to.
Then I happened to think of this guy.
(born September 18, 1956) is an American journalist, activist, author, and Presbyterian minister. Hedges is also known as the best-selling author of
several books including War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002)—a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction—Empire of
Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009), Death of the Liberal Class (2010), the New York Times best seller, Days of
Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012), and his most recent Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt (2015).
Hedges spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans. He has reported from more
than fifty countries, and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, NPR, Dallas Morning News, and The New York Times, where he was a foreign
correspondent for fifteen years (1990–2005).
In 2002 Hedges was part of a group of eight reporters at The New York Times awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the paper's coverage of global terrorism.
He also received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism in 2002. He has taught at Columbia University, New York
University, Princeton University, and the University of Toronto. He currently teaches prisoners at a maximum-security prison in New
Jersey. He has described himself as a socialist.
Hedges was an early critic of the Iraq War. In May 2003, Hedges delivered a commencement address at Rockford College in Rockford, Illinois, saying:
"We are embarking on an occupation that, if history is any guide, will be as damaging to our souls as it will be to our prestige and power and
There is more to his bio for anyone interested.