The Original American Malcontent

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Proof Of Deception, Not Intention

David Corn
I'm obsessed with the Downing Street memos. Now, I don't want to come across as a cranky lefty who waves these memos about and calls for the impeachment of George W. Bush. But I've recently appeared on several TV and radio shows and have encountered mainstream media people who dismiss the memos as nothing new. And this is getting me angry. I expect conservatives who back Bush and his war in Iraq to try to spin these documents away. They're merely following the deny-reality strategy that has worked so well for their man in the White House. It's the non-ideologues who say the memos are no big deal who get me riled.

EPA's Environmental Report Leaves Out Global Warming

The EPA's report on the state of the environment completely ignores the dangers of global warming. The Bush administration deleted passages identifying global warming as a threat to the environment and public health and put hazy language in place of the National Academy of Sciences study that shows that human activities are driving global warming.

Amnesty International refuses to retract torture charges against US

Barry Grey
In the face of denunciations and slanders from top Bush administration officials, Amnesty International has refused to back down on charges of US-sanctioned torture in its annual report for 2004, issued May 25.


How Walter Jones Grew a Conscience

Jan Frel
After some soul-searching about the war in Iraq, the North Carolina congressman made one of the most staggering political about-faces seen in Washington since George W. Bush took office.

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