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 Resignation of a diplomat2003-03-01 23:59
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by Flemming Funch

Career diplomat John Brady Kiesling has sent his letter of resignation to Secretary of State Colin Powell. It is well worth reading, as this is a person of integrity who's speaking the truth.
"The sacrifice of global interests to domestic politics and to bureaucratic self-interest is nothing new, and it is certainly not a uniquely American problem. Still, we have not seen such systematic distortion of intelligence, such systematic manipulation of American opinion, since the war in Vietnam. The September 11 tragedy left us stronger than before, rallying around us a vast international coalition to cooperate for the first time in a systematic way against the threat of terrorism. But rather than take credit for those successes and build on them, this Administration has chosen to make terrorism a domestic political tool, enlisting a scattered and largely defeated Al Qaeda as its bureaucratic ally. We spread disproportionate terror and confusion in the public mind, arbitrarily linking the unrelated problems of terrorism and Iraq. The result, and perhaps the motive, is to justify a vast misallocation of shrinking public wealth to the military and to weaken the safeguards that protect American citizens from the heavy hand of government. September 11 did not do as much damage to the fabric of American society as we seem determined to so to ourselves. Is the Russia of the late Romanovs really our model, a selfish, superstitious empire thrashing toward self-destruction in the name of a doomed status quo?"



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3 Mar 2003 @ 13:43 by magical_melody : Whoah! Mr. Kiesling, GOOD ON YA!
'We spread disproportionate terror and confusion in the public mind arbitrarily linking the unrelated problems of terrorism and Iraq'--Ain't that the truth? Whoah! Mr. Kiesling, Good on Ya! Wake up Call! It's time to stop focusing on "them' and see the shadow dance we are all a part of. Let's pick up our own lot and take responsibility for our projections, and then, we can get clear about what's really going on, and just maybe get to solving the issues at hand!! Starts in our own back yards!!!!!!!!! Oh, and usually what we need to heal is often-times also present and sometimes growing in our own back yards. In harmony, Alana  


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