San Jose Spartan Daily
Media suffers from name leakage
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said Sunday that President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney should apologize for the actions of their aides in the CIA leak case. He said Bush and Cheney "should come clean with the American public."
Losing I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, perhaps the most influential national security official without a formal cabinet rank, marks a serious blow to the George W. Bush administration and particularly to the hawks who led the drive to war in Iraq. He has been by all accounts a formidable bureaucratic operator who used the Sep. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to push U.S. foreign policy hard in a unilateralist, if not neo-imperial, direction."
"The Endless war"---Neoconservatives are wanting empire and, of course, the war on Iraq. Arguing that international law has little validity and only gets in the way of American objectives. For them America is so strong, it can safely ignore other nations' national interests and "go it alone." Then other nations will fall in line and follow Washington's demands, they used to argue. It believes that in the "war against terror" any tactic is justified, whatever the "collateral" damage. "If we say a man is a terrorist, then that is what he or she is. And if we get it wrong, that's simply a casualty of war.
That neo-imperial is crumbling before the eyes of the world! Yes, there are terrorists, but do not think that those who would sow terror and destruction are the greatest danger. More dangerous yet are those who use these people for their own ends, encouraging fear and distrust to set up the sort of society which will welcome the Beast and his rule, and which will be ready-made for surveillance and control.
Ted Rudow III,MA
former Grad student