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06-07-2004, 12:09 PM
I thought the Post was very pro-Bush, so I was quite surprised when I
"Scholars and political strategists say the ferocious Bush
assault on Kerry this spring has been extraordinary, both for the
volume of attacks and for the liberties the president and his campaign
have taken with the
"The charges were all tough, serious--and wrong, or at least
I think the word they were searching for is "LIES". ;-)
06-07-2004, 01:12 PM
The washington post and other big papers are trying to cover their butts. People are beginning to twig that the war was started under easily proven false pretenses (http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20040329&s=scheer) which the media supported (imo, knowing the truth from the start.) Had they done their job properly we would not have gone to war. So they are claiming they went along with it because they feel the need to support their country when going into a war... or some such pap. "Sorry, wont do it again." bs.
I ain't done this for a while. Feels good. Heres some good Chomsky links. The first one is a new article entitled "Doctrines And Visions: Who Is To Run The World, And How?" and the second is the transcript of Chomsky on Newsnight under the Paxman grill, which I and everyone else I know missed, somehow.
06-07-2004, 01:29 PM
Chomsky's right to point out that the UK is a "Leutenant" to the US,
rather than a "partner".
06-08-2004, 07:36 PM
that was absolutely fascinating reading, I want more :-)
06-09-2004, 10:40 AM
Now the NY Times is at it!
Forced Nudity of Iraqi Prisoners Is Seen as a Pervasive Pattern, Not Isolated Incidents (http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/08/international/middleeast/08NAKE.html?ex=1087748321&ei=1&en=bb286c834f4cbc62) By Kate Zernike and David Rohde - June 8, 2004
Trying to scrape back some credibility now the jig is up... But read this:
Nudity is considered particularly shameful in Muslim culture, a violation of religious principles. While nudity as a disciplinary or coercive tool may be especially objectionable to Muslims, they are hardly the only victims of the practice. Soldiers in Nazi Germany paraded naked prisoners in daylight...
Bit of a dangerous comparison. People might read this and see "our boys" in a completely different light... Naa.
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