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November 24, 2003

Liberty, War & Politics

Conrad Black & the Corruption of Empire
by Justin Raimondo, Antiwar.com, November 21, 2003

Black's disgrace, and that of his cohorts, reveals the corruption at the heart of the War Party, and fairly defines the crony capitalism that will overshadow, destroy, and replace the free market if and when the empire-builders triumph.

At Hollinger, Big Perks in A Small World
by Steven Pearlstein, Washingtonpost.com, November 19, 2003
And there's Washington superhawk Richard Perle, who heads Hollinger Digital, the company's venture capital arm. Seems that Hollinger Digital put $2.5 million in a company called Trireme Partners, which aims to cash in on the big military and homeland security buildup.

General Franks Doubts Constitution Will Survive WMD Attack
by John O. Edwards, NewsMax.com, November 21, 2003

Cigar Aficionado interview.

[Franks:]"It means the potential of a weapon of mass destruction and a terrorist, massive, casualty-producing event somewhere in the Western world - it may be in the United States of America - that causes our population to question our own Constitution and to begin to militarize our country..."

Alternative link at infowars.com.

War critics astonished as US hawk admits invasion [of Iraq] was illegal
by Oliver Burkeman and Julian Borger, The Guardian, guardian.co.uk, November 20, 2003

Mr Perle told an audience in London: "I think in this case international law stood in the way of doing the right thing."