Archive for May 26, 2004
The Islamic Republic of Fallujah: brought to you by George W. Bush (the guy who promised to bring a glowing secular democracy in the Middle East).
Only for those who think that torture is a violation of human rights: “An official US army overview of the deaths and alleged abuse of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan has revealed a wider scale of mistreatment than has so far come to light, it was reported today.”
For those wondering about the results of Bush’s “War on Terrorism”: “The occupation of Iraq has provided a “potent global recruitment pretext” for al-Qaida and probably increased worldwide terrorism, a leading thinktank said yesterday.”
This (former) Arab (Fouad Ajami) loves to tell the master race that Arabs indeed are inferior. Here he is trying to explain himself, having assured Dick Cheney that Arabs–not only Iraqis–would welcome US troops with fries and flowers. He now explains why the Iraq colonization was a failture; it is because “a culture of terror [...]
Tom Brokaw is not the only shallow and ignorant US journalist. Of course not. But he is bothering me with his “Greatest Generation” industry. Why? Is this not the generation of lynching, segregation, Jim Crow, white supremacy, homophobia, Strom Thurmond, and blatant and violent sexism? And are the Germans or Russians who fought fiercely in [...]
Why does John Kerry (who has the charisma of a tomato and the human rights policies of Ariel Sharon) insist on telling us that he went to Yale Univeristy in every political ad I have seen by him? Is this elitism now popular with American patriots?