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The swirl of the primary season is intoxicating and the media love it. If the ratings records set by the recent political debates are any indication, the ongoing primary battle may yet save cable TV.
That bit of bad fish is due thrown out for good at month's end, an excuse the Liberals have been quick to claim countenances their leader's tactical retreat on the notion of universal Justice in favour of political expediency.
At a Feb. 5 hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Bushâ€™s Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell said al-Qaeda was refining â€œthe last key aspect of its ability to attack the U.S.â€ by training Western recruits, who could blend in with American society and carry out attacks on U.S. targets.
Add a comment Add a comment Read more: Why There is no "Hope" for "Change"MoveOn claims to have 1.7 million members in states that vote in Tuesdayâ€™s primaries. â€œ[Our] endorsement means a fresh infusion of people-power for Obama in the critical days before Super Tuesday,â€ read the organizationâ€™s press release. â€œMoveOn will immediately connect thousands of progressive activists into the Obamaâ€ volunteer operation.
If the latest mass-murdering market bombing in Iraq was indeed caused by using two women with Down syndrome (or otherwise mentally impaired) as the bomb carriers, then it was a particularly heinous act. (Of course, all terrorist attacks -- such as dropping 40,000 pounds of bombs in just 10 minutes on the Iraqi town of Arab Jabour, as American forces did last month -- are heinous, inhuman war crimes.)
The answer is simple. The Afghan war was misconceived from the very start. It was decided in rage and haste by Washington, without proper thought or planning, in response to al-Qaidaâ€™s 11 September 2001 attacks on the United States.
Watching the corporate media report the 'financial crisis' is instructive. From the perspective of power, it is important that a steadying hand is applied to the tiller of news and commentary on the crisis, and the global economy itself.
"We need to rise in furious energy -- as we did when courageous Anita Hill was so vilely treated in the US Senate, as we did when desperate Rosie Jimenez was butchered by an illegal abortion, as we did and do for women globally who are condemned for trying to break through."
The neoconservatives in the White House and the Pentagon outsmarted themselves. They failed even to address the problem of how to finance their schemes of imperialist wars and global domination.
"It is time to launch a decisive battle against terrorism. The battle that our armed forces will launch will destroy terrorism and the criminal gangs and outlaws in Nineveh." And he adds; "so we can get rid of terrorism and the remnants of the former (Saddam Hussein) regime..."
Khadr, 23, has been in custody at Guantanamo Bay since 2002. He was arrested at age 15, following a shootout in Afghanistan.