A longer than expected hiatus has me starting with a few random thoughts to begin catching up.
- Why should we be suprised by this?
The International Committee of the Red Cross has charged in confidential reports to the United States government that the American military has intentionally used psychological and sometimes physical coercion “tantamount to torture” on prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
And just remember who Bush has nominated for attorney general.
- At least Ukrainians fight back when an election is stolen.
- Why should we be suprised by this? (Part 2) Bush’s record deficits and refusal to do anything about it come home to roost in the falling dollar.
- So why does the Pentagon need a “Task Force on Strategic Communication” to do a summer study (PDF file) to figure out that “Muslims do not ‘hate our freedom,’ but rather, they hate our policies.” Of course, this conclusion will receive one-zillionth of the coverage in the mainstream media that Bush’s repeated reference to the “freedom haters” in the Middle East receives.
- And while I can’t find it online I highly, highly recommend the “Get Your War On” strip in the most recent Rolling Stone (with the cover story on the 500 greatest songs of all time). It inimitably puts the concept of accountability in context with the November election.