Americans are closing their eyes and letting a new form of fascism get rolling
Those who accuse my words of being anti-American and anti-Bush have, regrettably, succumbed to the mass hysteria being created by a new American fascism and will be held accountable as accomplices, just as many aging Germans bear their guilt-by-silence still to this day.
Abu Ghraib Torture Went on for Months After Scandal
In one example cited in the article, a 15-year-old Iraqi identified only as N said he was pulled from a wooden crate he'd been forced to crouch inside, wearing handcuffs and blacked-out ski goggles, for 11 days and taken to the bathroom against his will where he was sexually assaulted. American Soldier Tries To Unveil
Iraqi Girl By Force
Clashes erupted between US troops and Iraqi police at a US checkpoint in the center of Ramadi on Monday morning. Eyewitnesses told Mafkarat al-Islam that the battles broke out at about 10am when a US solider insisted on searching a veiled Iraq girl who was with her mother. The US soldier was determined to lift her veil, claiming that resistance fighters could disguise themselves in women’s clothing.
U.S., Iraq acknowledge escalating violence
Blistering attacks threaten Iraq election
The situation in Iraq has deteriorated so much that the insurgency has developed into near-open warfare.
Iraq is Lost: Bush and Blair are Deluding Themselves
"The American project for democracy or whatever its real purposes were, for oil, economic expansion, Middle East fit for Israel, whatever it may have been, that project is finished. It is hopeless. It cannot succeed. The insurgency in Iraq is so great now that American troops, however enormous their technology, cannot control it."
It's time to get out of Iraq
Concrete withdrawal plans would send a clear signal to Iraqis that the United States is not a colonial power, and withdrawal would stem the occupation's growing hemorrhage of lives and dollars. Most important, it would allow the United States to rededicate its assets to the fight against the global terrorist network rather than continuing to expend them on the struggle against insurgents in Iraq.
Bush said repeatedly during his election campaign that there would be no military draft in his second term. http://www.gazettetimes.com/articles/2005/01/03/news/opinion/1edmon103.txt
But if a soldier who has completed his term of service and returned to civilian life is forced back onto the battlefield, how is that anything other than a draft, forcing involuntary servitude?