So This Is How Liberty Dies?
Thus, we have a judiciary that wants to be a legislature, a legislature that wants to be a sugar daddy, and a president who wants to be an emperor. It is a sorry sight to behold, and one that will probably make for a great tragic adventure series someday. Unfortunately, we are all cast in the role of the "innocent bystanders." And everyone knows what usually happens to them.Dictatorship Rules United States
Between the 2002 and 2004 elections, Bush continued to abuse power. He started a war against Iraq on false pretenses, telling the public (and the world) that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and thus presented an imminent threat to the United States. A recent memo revealed that Bush fit the facts to support his conclusion that war was necessary, a crime.Al Zarqawi and Bin Laden Get Down with their Bad Selves !Bush blasts Amnesty report on Guantanamohttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8046041/“It’s absurd. It’s an absurd allegation. The United States is a country that promotes freedom around the world,”
Bush said of the report, which compared Guantanamo to a Soviet-era gulag. He said the Amnesty allegations were based on interviews with detainees, who hated America and were trained to lie.Bush Calls Human Rights Report 'Absurd'http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050531/D8AE81UO0.html
...the allegations were made by "people who hate America."
Tales of "abuse" in Guantanamo testimonyhttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8040551/
Since its construction three years ago after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, the prison camp at Guantanamo has come under scrutiny by critics who contend it has outlived its usefulness, producing scant intelligence information and stoking anti-American hatred.“All the rules in the United States and in the world, the person is innocent until you prove he is guilty, not innocent. But here, with Americans, the detainees are guilty until proven innocent,” one detainee complained. One prisoner told the tribunal that some of his fellow detainees at Guantanamo are sick and elderly. “I found my brothers being tortured in Kandahar and here,” he said. He compared his detention at Guantanamo to the 1998 Hollywood movie “The Siege,” in which Arabs are indiscriminately hunted down and detained in New York City after a terrorist attack. “I was shocked, thinking am I in that movie or on a stage in Hollywood? Is this really happening? Sometimes I laugh at myself and say when does that movie end?” he says.
U.S. acknowledges ‘mistake’http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7897149/
The arrests came after the launch of Operation Lightning, a large-scale campaign that entered its third day Tuesday aimed at ridding Baghdad of militants and, in particular, suicide car bombers, the deadliest and regular weapon of choice for insurgents.
Iraqi suicide bombers kill dozens in show of defiance against crackdownhttp://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=642848
The security sweep, intended to make Baghdad immune to insurgent attacks, involves dividing the city into sectors and setting up hundreds of checkpoints in order to restrict the movements of insurgents. Large numbers of Iraqi police, backed up by US forces, spent yesterday fighting with insurgents, searching the streets of Baghdad for rebels and making arrests.
Bush spoke after separate air crashes killed four American and four Italian troops in Iraq. The governor of Anbar province, taken hostage three weeks ago, was killed during clashes between U.S. forces and the insurgents who abducted him.http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050531/D8AE81UO0.html
Bush said the job of the U.S. forces there is to help train Iraqis to defeat terrorists.Iraq insurgency in 'last throes,' Cheney sayshttp://www.cnn.com/2005/US/05/30/cheney.iraq/index.htmlThe vice president said he expected the war would end during President Bush's second term, which ends in 2009.Bush reads letters of dead GIs
More propaganda. The giveaway is how the letters changed tense, speaking in future tense at the start of a letter, then shifting into past tense at the end.A reminder of duplicity in Iraq war
"At the very least, the President should spend some of his political capital and publicly appeal to Americans to volunteer for service in Iraq," Rangel has been saying lately. "He should go on television and explain why this war is important enough for parents to put their sons and daughters in harm's way."Do The People Of Iraq Have A right To Resist U.S. Occupation?
All conquered people have a right to resist.Stealth Jets Sent to South Korea
Starting another war to distract from Iraq?Cheney launches tirade against N Korea
Dick just sabotaged the disarmament talks in a very clever way. While most americans would shrug off the personal attacks, to Korean sensibilities, Cheney's tirade was an unforgivable insult. Like Iraq, the US speaks of peace while clearly preparing to go to war.
C.I.A. Expanding Terrorist Battle Under Guise of Charter Flightshttp://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/31/national/31planes.html?ex=1118116800&en=90cd6450a1cf2445&ei=5070
Some of the C.I.A. planes have been used for carrying out renditions, the legal term for the agency's practice of seizing terrorism suspects in one foreign country and delivering them to be detained in another, including countries that routinely engage in torture. The resulting controversy has breached the secrecy of the agency's flights in the last two years, as plane-spotting hobbyists, activists and journalists in a dozen countries have tracked the mysterious planes' movements.
Mrs. Cheney said. "If we want to have a Bush dynasty, let's get Laura Bush."http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050530/us_nm/bush_laura_dc_1
The vice president, who again ruled out making his own run for president when Bush's term ends, agreed.