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June 11, 2003

Someone smarter and more articulate than me is explaining why even if Saddam Hussein was a monster, it still matters if we were lied to to get us to approve of an invasion of Iraq.

Are you checking out the main page of Harvard's Weblogs regularly? You should be. Much good reading there.

And why don't we recycle like the Europeans recycle? Forget paper towels. People who recycle cars are serious about the environment.

If, as has been drummed into our heads again and again, the Bush Administration ignored all of the intelligence reports that something big was in the works before 9/11, then why was a national emergency due to the "threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States" declared on August 17, 2001? Except that that sentence ends, "caused by the lapse of the Export Administration Act of 1979" and then I'm left wondering how in the heck an Export Administration Act, lapsed or otherwise, can threaten national security? So I went looking and found out what it was and it has to do with exporting hi-tech knowledge and technology, so the timing, (less than a month before 9/11) was a coincidence. (It's good to know Yugoslavia is no longer a threat, though. I was worried about them.)

Mark Morford is always amusing. I don't agree with everything he says, but he's always amusing.

Posted by AnneZook at 10:45 AM