Charlie Hardy's Comments
I have just finished reading INTERPOL’s report on the computers that the government of Colombia says it found in an encampment of the FARC-EP on March 1. Reading the report I am once again fascinated with what experts can do with computers. But I am shocked that the world’s best known detective agency cannot add three plus three.
But when I heard the word “limpieza” yesterday I shuddered. The person saying the word was coming from Colombia and was speaking about what he felt was necessary to bring peace to the country.
Today I have been thinking about how much easier is the work of a photographer than that of a writer. One snaps a picture and the picture is there; the writer has to assemble words to try to convey the same image. Even short stories require hundreds of individual words, each carrying a variety of meanings and interpretations.
Today, almost forty years after Lennon first wrote those words, I hear a similar refrain echoing in my mind in Venezuela.
Today I saw a segment of the June 7 edition of Lou Dobbs Tonight on CNN. If this program is representative of news reporting in the U.S., I would have to say the same about the state of democracy in the United States.