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August 25, 2003
War everywhere

To everyone's surprise, it seems that coverage of the Israeli-Palestine conflict isn't quite, to use a phrase in the public domain, fair and balanced.

This reporter is out of love with the USofA and I encourage you to read, and consider, his story of his sojourn on these shores. In the wake of 9/11, France's Le Monde carried the headline, 'Now, We Are All Americans'. The other day, the headline read, ''Seul contre tous' - alone against everyone.

It's also educational. "Who knew that, of the three power grids constituting the US system, one was solely for Texas!"

If you don't know about The Project For the New American Century, you really need to. It is, as Vulliamy points out, the fount of the Bush Administration's foreign policy and the breeding ground for most of the senior advisors now in Washington. From the front page of their website:

The Project for the New American Century is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to a few fundamental propositions: that American leadership is good both for America and for the world; that such leadership requires military strength, diplomatic energy and commitment to moral principle; and that too few political leaders today are making the case for global leadership.
The Project for the New American Century intends, through issue briefs, research papers, advocacy journalism, conferences, and seminars, to explain what American world leadership entails. It will also strive to rally support for a vigorous and principled policy of American international involvement and to stimulate useful public debate on foreign and defense policy and America's role in the world.

Note the part about "useful public debate." In case you were wondering, no, that doesn't mean us.

At the same time the world is protesting conditions, and what amount to secret trials in Guantanamo, we're building a fifth cam to house all of our not-quite-POW prisoners. Some of those men have been there for nearly two years. Good thing there's no mandate for a speedy trial for this country's accused criminals or anything.

I have nothing to say about the bombings in Bombay Anyone who doesn't already know my opinion of murder-for-god hasn't been paying attention. My sympathy does go out to the families and loved ones of the victims.

Reportedly, 1,000 people were massacred in Libya, making a mockery of the "peace" arranged after Taylor stepped down.

Posted by AnneZook at 10:18 AM


Thanks for the link to the Vulliamy article, Anne, I took it as a springboard for one of my blog entries today.

Posted by: Elayne Riggs at August 26, 2003 11:24 AM