Thursday, November 11, 2004

so it's 1-2-3 ! what are we fightin' for?

The title is a quote from a 60's country protest song by Country Joe MacDonald. It continues....

... Don't ask me! I don't give a damn.
Next stop is Vietnam
And it's 5-6-7
Open up them pearly gates
Whoa! there ain't no time for wonderin' why -
Whoopee! We're all gonna die!

Many of the soldiers who are trying to finish the war George Bush and Paul Wolfowitz began would wonder the same thing if they read the following story. It tells how eight US journalists are being threatened with jail if they don't reveal the sources of their various 'offending' articles. One of these stories involves the case in which CIA Agent Valerie Plame's identity was leaked to the public in revenge for her husband's opposition to the Iraq war. One of these journalists is being fined $1000 per day until he reveals his source or goes to jail - whichever comes first. None of them have committed a crime themselves but have only revealed someone else's crime.

Explain to me again what kind of freedom it is that we are so highly qualified to export to the brown people of the world.


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