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Category Archives: Corruption

A fraud bigger than Madoff

Senior US military personnel are being investigated over billions of Iraq reconstruction dollars that are missing, Patrick Cockburn writes, as much of the activity in the promised reconstruction of Iraq … Continue reading

16 February, 2009 · Leave a comment

Uncounted: the New Math of American Elections

A new documentary on election anomalies in the US and the dangers of electronic voting. Were the 2000 and 2004 stolen presidential elections episodic, or rather products of now more … Continue reading

15 March, 2008 · 2 Comments

Chris Floyd on the Ethnic Cleansing of Iraq

With very few honourable exceptions, the Congressional RepublicoDemocratic War Party is at one in their policy toward Iraq. Those who expected Democratic leaders to suddenly recover backbone after the mandate … Continue reading

26 August, 2007 · 1 Comment

Presidents On Preemptive War

Here is what past US Presidents’ stated positions have been on preemptive war (now updated with Barack Obama): Abraham Lincoln: Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation whenever he … Continue reading

29 July, 2007 · 6 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"