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It was not the storm that buried New Orleans. It was not the hand of god or the wheel of fortune that sealed her fate. It was negligence, human negligence, intentional negligence at the highest levels of government.
â€œThey cannot only be driven by greed and power. They must be driven by something higher. What?â€
The US Senate, by an outrageous vote of 76-22, just passed the Kyl-Lieberman amendment discussed in this article. This means that the Senate, including half the Democrats in that body, have endorsed war with Iran. The Democrats in the Senate managed to remove the most incindiary language in the Kyl-Lieberman amendment, which called for military action against Iran, but left in a call to declare Iran's Revolutionary Guard a global terrorist organization. Since Bush claims to be fighting a global "war" on terror, that's all he needs to claim he already has the authority to attack them.
With this kind of thing going on, the only thing to do is go to the second article on this page, and, if you are a Democrat, quit the party. We have two war parties in America, one called the Republicans and one called the Democrats.Call your House member and tell them NO to War with Iran! (202-225-3121)
If America goes to war against the nation of Iran, it will be courtesy of an obscure little amendment to a funding bill! Home of the Brave my ass. Kyl and Lieberman are giving a whole new meaning to the term â€œcovert war.â€ Instead of the war being covert, they want the authorization to be.
"Some people have said, we ought to close Guantanamo. My view is, we ought to double Guantanamo." -- Mitt Romney, Republican presidential debate, May 15, 2007
Rosen, long one of the most dogged and fearless truth-tellers about Iraq, portrays a reality light-years away from the obscenely mendacious and ignorant American "debate" over Bush's rapine and its consequences.
The U.S. President pushed the envelope of the worldâ€™s credulity even further by citing the U.N.â€™s Universal Declaration of 1948 as justification for his â€œwar on terrorâ€ and his draconian policies for eliminating â€œterroristsâ€ or other threats to world order with little or no due process.
Rare is it when someone or something comes along to revive the feelings of courage, tenacity and willfulness of the young and hopeful activist.
"Sorry but this medialens inspired stuff is very sophomoric. The last time I remember a robotic response from people like this was watching film of the nuremberg rallies. I always wondered why people marched to another's beat without any obvious thought from themselves. Perhaps you know the answer, or perhaps you merely intend to keep marching.
As a result, untold numbers of innocent people will die and huge sums of money will change hands. Both the U.S. and Israel will consolidate their power in the Middle East and injustice and death will follow in their wake.