Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Me too. I see no real resolution coming down the road, and the reality of torture and vast deception as a tacitly accepted national policy coming. It worries me a lot.
I want to look beyond the surface to the layer where we are vulnerable to the kinds of appeals that can sell a lump like GWB to us as chief decider and role model.

It's not them. It's us.
We bought the package, again, --and have for a long time been willing to buy into little mechanisms that help us to hide, to forget.
Anybody remember the bombing of Cambodia? A million dead, perhaps more, and all the while our pres. was standing in front of the cameras and lying to us, saying --"Cambodia is not a combatant in this conflict,  and we would never attack  a non-combatant."
More bombs dumped on cambodia than on all of Europe in WWII.
The French press, and others told the story, over and over, --but we hid somewhere. Where exactly was that?  

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.

by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Fri Dec 29th, 2006 at 11:54:02 AM EST
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