Liberty, War & Politics
Are You Syria-ous?
Now they're saying Iraqi WMD were hidden in Syria – seriously!
by Justin Raimondo, Antiwar.com, September 19, 2003
...In other words: it's none of the public's business why or how we might go to war. The neocons know what's best for us. And, no, we can't say who is the source of this endless stream of fabrications, fibs, and crude forgeries. That information is "properly restricted."...
Bush Distances from Cheney on Saddam-9/11 Link
by Steve Holland, Reuters, asia.retuers.com, September 17, 2003
..."We've had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved in Sept. 11," Bush told reporters as he met members of Congress on energy legislation....
...France said on Tuesday it wanted fast international recognition of Iraqi sovereignty but...
Bush Seeks to Expand Access to Private Data
by Eric Lichtblau, New York Times, nytimes.com,
September 13, 2003
...Indeed, Senator Arlen Specter, Republican of Pennsylvania, ..., said in an interview that he was troubled by the other elements of Mr. Bush's plan. He said he wanted to hold hearings on the president's call for strengthening the Justice Department's subpoena power "because I'm concerned that it may be too sweeping." The no-bail proposal concerns him too, the senator said, because "the Justice Department has gone too far. You have to have a reason to detain."
Rumsfeld Sees No Link Between Iraq, 9/11
by The Associated Press, abcnews.go.com, September 16, 2003
...Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday he had no reason to believe that Iraq's Saddam Hussein had a hand in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States...
Bring 'em home, Mr. Bush
by Ilana Mercer, worldnetdaily.com, September 17, 2003
...Clearly, the Iraq quagmire and its ever-mutating justifications show that George W. Bush remains oblivious to a basic principle of his own conservative ideology: Top-down central planning – economic or political – is doomed to fail...
Federal Spending Threatens Our Security
by Jacob G. Hornberger, fff.org, September 17, 2003
...Rising levels of private capital are the key to increased productivity, which in turn forms the basis for real (i.e., noninflationary) increases in wages. Thus, massive government spending, whether financed through taxation or debt, ultimately means a lower standard of living for society...