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Friday, October 20, 2006

Where are the American protesters?

In one short essay, Chicago crime novelist, Sara Paretsky (VI Warshawski), nails:

  1. The new George Bush Military Commissions Act
  2. How Americans are viewed as silent overseas
  3. The vested interest American media monoliths have in U.S. government
  4. The vested interest said government has in the media
  5. Our own culpability in the whole mess (she didn't actually say this; I'm just inferring it)

And she ends with a plea for solutions. I don't know. I hope someone does that can be heard.

Posted by Marie at October 20, 2006 12:00 AM


If only it were the George Bush Military Commissions Act. He had plenty of company, including John McCain's, in getting that thing passed. Most Democrats in Congress voted against it; they're apparently loathe to bring it up in the campaign; instead, they're apparently satisfied to let Bush & co. paint them as soft on terror for daring to stand up to him.

Posted by: Dan at October 20, 2006 11:41 AM