I can’t help but be amazed by the fact that Bush has returned us to that wonderful era of Camelot we’ve not had since the days of JFK. For more than three years now, America has been fighting in the “camel lots” of good ol’ Arabia. Why has no one mentioned this before me? Or have they?
Photo outside of Seattle, coming in on the Bainbridge ferry. Clouds wonderful.
THE ACLU—BETWEEN IRAQ AND A HARD PLACE
The more the ACLU does the right thing, the more they become the enemy of the fascists among us who, by the way, do not know that they are fascists. If they did know themselves for what they were, they, of course, would not be what they are. Does anyone think that the average Nazi citizen of Germany understood in depth what was going on? Could they see themselves as they were presented to us by media propaganda. Just so—modern fundamentalists who easily support Nazi-like cruelty to those they disagree with, are unable to see themselves for what they are and for what they support nor how their support for torture makes them just like the Nazi’s they abhor. Read below from the AP:
[OPEN QUOTE] By DESMOND BUTLER, Associated Press Writer
Wed Nov 29, 8:59 PM ET
WASHINGTON - Khaled el-Masri, who claims the CIA kidnapped and tortured him, recounted his story on Capitol Hill on Wednesday and said he hoped he could help prevent others from suffering a similar fate.
The Kuwaiti-born German citizen said he had brought his story to Washington to encourage greater oversight of CIA activities and force the U.S. government to acknowledge what happened to him.
El-Masri said that despite the setback, he had confidence in the courts and the U.S. justice system. He previously was denied entry into the United States when he arrived to publicize the filing of his suit last year, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which has supported his case. In recent weeks, he was issued a visa.