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by The Old Hippie Because So Many Are Still, Insanely, “Allowing”...
| - U.S. Intel Chief's Warning: Wall Street's Our Greatest Threat|
The Director of National Intelligence argued that Wall Street, rather than
Islamic jihad, has produced our most dangerous terrorists. It could trigger,
he said, a return to the “violent extremism” of the 1920s and 1930s.
- “Obama and the Media Dilemma”
U.S. news media offered up one-sided coverage of the Bush administration,
relying on Republicans, right-wingers and pro-war military experts to shape
what Americans got to see and read. They still are, at a 2:1 ratio.
“...the people we should really worry about are the “centrists,” that merry band of legislators
who determined the fate of the legislation. It was the centrists -- a group ... who got what
they wanted, and what they wanted was for the entire nation to beseech them for their favor. Every time they were photographed, they seemed barely able to contain their glee...”
“As long as the greatest crime of the 21st century remains unprosecuted,
we all... can only blame ourselves, and deserve our collective fates.”
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A“Below The Fold” bonus Article -
America's Law-Free Zone
“David Rivkin and Lee Casey are right-wing lawyers and former Reagan DOJ officials who, over the last eight years, have been extremely prolific in jointly defending Bush/Cheney theories of executive power. Today, they have one of their standard Op-Eds, this time in The Washington Post, demanding that there be no investigations or prosecutions of Bush officials. Most of the arguments they advance are the standard platitudes now composing Beltway conventional wisdom on this matter. But there is one aspect of their advocacy that is somewhat remarkable and worth noting.”
Rifkin and Casey have long been vigorous opponents of the legitimacy of international tribunals to adjudicate crimes committed by American officials. In February, 2007, they wrote an Op-Ed in the Post bitterly criticizing Italian officials for indicting 25 CIA agents who had literally kidnapped a Muslim cleric from Italy and "rendered" him from Milan to Egypt. In that Op-Ed, the Bush-defending duo argued that Italy had no right to prosecute these agents.
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