Archive for December 4, 2003
Powell praises North African pro-American dictatorships. He downplays abuses of human rights. Long live human rights and democracy, US foreign policy style.
The Kurdish militia leader, Jalal Talbani, who has killed thousands of Kurds in Kurdish civil wars in northern Iraq, and who has shifted loyalties almost daily, and who has kissed Saddam more than his wife, now justifies the closing of an Arabic TV station in Iraq. He of course is a member of the puppet [...]
If somebody rings your door bell, answer within 15 seconds , ruled the Supreme Court, or they can break into your house. You may, however, keep your door open 24 hours a day. That is safer.
Another White House lie exposed (thanks Julie).
An anti-Patriot Act measure is dropped from Congress. It was intended to reduce the severity of the Patriot Act.
Who’s Who in US occupation structure in Iraq.
Iraqis are eager for democracy: the try to organize a census to get ready for an election. US rejects the plan.US offers its count of Iraqis: only the pro-American embezzlers and former Saddam’s henchmen who now work for US occupation will be counted. Americans are proud of their nation’s spread of democracy. In other news, [...]
US contributes to the marginalization of women worldwide. Bush asks Cheney whether this is a good thing. Cheney snapped at him, and told him to finish his vegetables.
A dictatorship that we love, cuddle, and hug: Rumsfeld wants close ties with Azerbaijan
An Israeli generalreveals that Israel was a major source of lies and fabrications about Iraq WMDs and intelligence. This, of course, should not absolve the Bush team.
B. Barber on the clash between democracy and Bush’s preventive war. But his wars are preventive, if you think about it: they do prevent peace.