May 21st, 2005

patriot, veteran, liberal, politics

Calling a Spade a Spade Dept.

I love the World Socialist Web Site. They state their biases flat-out and make no pretense at impartiality. They don't try to be "nice", and they won't give unreasonable positions the benefit of reasoned discourse.

Or perhaps their approach is more reasoned and reasonable than the sources that try to appease the plutocrats and kleptocrats.

Bush unveils plans for US colonial office
The US government is creating a permanent agency tasked with the rapid consolidation of US control in countries targeted by Washington for military aggression. That was President George W. Bush’s essential message in a speech delivered Wednesday to a Republican audience in Washington.


"Today, much of our focus is on the broader Middle East," Bush declared in his speech Wednesday, "because I understand that 60 years of Western nations excusing and accommodating the lack of freedom in that region did nothing to make us safe."

The choice of words is significant. Why 60 years? This encompasses the life span of nominally independent national states in most parts of the Middle East. Prior to the end of the Second World War, they were run by British imperialism—and, to a lesser extent, the other major European powers—as a collection of mandates, protectorates and puppet states.

[Much, much more. Read the whole article before commenting.]

Edit: So did it stand on its own without need for discussion, or did nobody feel like going to the effort to read the whole article?
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