Nov 8, 2007

Bill Moyers: Media Blackout of Anti-War Protests

Will we ever learn anything from history?

Somehow, I doubt it...

3 comments:

  1. Who knew there was so much breakdance fighting in World War I?

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  2. whatcha' gotta say 'bout them date rape drugs in children's toys??

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071109/ap_on_re_au_an/australia_toys_date_rape_drug

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  3. Thank you for posting that. You, like me, are old enough to remember the Vietnam War and what it was like in this country. One key difference-- the idiots who got us into this mess are at least smart enough to know that if they avoid a draft to meet manpower requirements, most of the country will do nothing. That means filling out their needs any way they can-- forcibly keeping soldiers in past their sign-up times; mobilizing National Guard units, even when it means that they're not available to do what they're supposed to, like, say, emergency relief after a hurricane; lowering requirements, allowing people of less education, mental illness or even criminal records in; hiring "private contractors" aka mercenaries; or just fighting a war undermanned, as they're doing.

    One of my closest friends, one of my college roommates, stayed in the reserves and was sent for a year, 2005-2006. He was 42. He survived, but was devastated by the death of one of his seargents, a young hispanic guy who was a 29 year old state trooper from Pennsylvania, killed by a roadside bomb.

    I'm alternately reading Bob Woodward's Plan of Attack and Thomas Rick's Fiasco. Their indictments of these assholes in the White House is devastating. I truly hope the chickens come home to roost after they're out of power.

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