Saturday, June 19, 2004


Sad little article

Quagmirista Paul McGeough writes a full-blown rant in this article. It starts off with
There is a growing sense that Americans have become victims of September 11 in a way that has blinkered their democratic instincts.

So now the hard questions are being put in a pre-September 11 context. Would Americans ordinarily tolerate a president who lies and exaggerates? A leader who uses fear to manipulate his people to his own ends? A president whose staff blow the deep cover of a CIA agent as political payback? A president whose Administration channels billions of dollars to crony corporations on false pretexts? A president who deems torture acceptable?

And goes downhill from there.

The only bit that caught my attention was him saying

In less than two weeks the US-led occupation of Iraq gives way to the saddest little "sovereign" government the world has seen in a while.

The saddest government in the world?

In the same paper, Vaclav Havel, former president of the Czech Republic and someone who knows first hand about dictatorships, describes the horrors of North Korea's dictatorship, and urges decisive action against it.

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