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SHARE Thursday, November 30, 2006 Pretending That November 7th Never Happened.
Washington officials, pundits, and legislators are pretending that nothing happened on November 7th and that we therefore can stay in Iraq for a lengthy period. As well, George Bush's statement on the subject create a legitimate question as to whether he is fully sane.
SHARE Thursday, September 21, 2006 Bob Herbert's Recent Truths And Their Consequences
Bob Herbert is the first member of the mass media to recognize a crucial truth. To wit, Bush wants no retroactive liability for torture -- a felony -- because he is guilty of this crime. Herbert also recognized that the reason Bush wants military tribunals to try detainees is that civilian courts won't allow evidence to be introduced if it was obtained by torture or is the "fruit" of evidence obtained by torture.
SHARE Wednesday, September 6, 2006 Eric Lomax's "The Railway Man" And Today's America
The Railway Man, reminds us why Americans of a certain period hated the Germans. The discovery of the concentration camps caused American soldiers to begin to hate the Germans, to regard them all as beasts, and sometimes to take no prisoners but instead to kill the Germans without quarter and without mercy. The camps were, he says, the reason the Americans began to feel they were on a crusade.