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 The United States of America has gone mad2003-01-15 23:59
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by Flemming Funch

John le Carre has an excellent article in The Times. It has been said in various ways already, and it is all an embarrassing farce, but it always helps when somebody famous sticks their neck out a bit.
"The reaction to 9/11 is beyond anything Osama bin Laden could have hoped for in his nastiest dreams. As in McCarthy times, the freedoms that have made America the envy of the world are being systematically eroded. The combination of compliant US media and vested corporate interests is once more ensuring that a debate that should be ringing out in every town square is confined to the loftier columns of the East Coast press.

The imminent war was planned years before bin Laden struck, but it was he who made it possible. Without bin Laden, the Bush junta would still be trying to explain such tricky matters as how it came to be elected in the first place; Enron; its shameless favouring of the already-too-rich; its reckless disregard for the world’s poor, the ecology and a raft of unilaterally abrogated international treaties. They might also have to be telling us why they support Israel in its continuing disregard for UN resolutions. But bin Laden conveniently swept all that under the carpet."



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17 Jan 2003 @ 23:49 by koravya : On the Mark
Since le Carre's
The Spy who came in from the Cold,
through all of the stories that he wrote,
How things Are,
has come through his pen.  



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