Saturday, May 19

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From Strange Tales:

"Orwell meet Kafka"

The “war on terror” is over, according to U.S. and British officials, who are abandoning that phrase and “long war.” ...The British government has instructed all diplomats to stop using the phrase “war on terror.” Reflecting the Bush regime’s new position, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff declared what the country is engaged in now is a global “battle over ideas and ideology.”

Eighty-two prisoners of the global battle over ideas and ideology being held at Guantánamo Bay have been cleared for release, but they may be held months, perhaps years longer, the Washington Post reported, because U.S. officials can’t find places to deport them to. Either the prisoners’ countries do not want them back or U.S laws prevent the deportation of people to countries where they could face torture or other human rights abuses. U.S. officials said they intend to try 60 to 80 of the roughly 385 Guantanamo inmates and free the rest.

6 comments:

  1. Geez, they just change a few words... Do they really think we're all that stupid?

    Then again, they may have a point, in some cases...

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  2. Anonymous12:12 PM

    Here again is the incitement of the traditional media.

    Every day the lead stories should be about how this administration is shredding the US Constitution.

    Every news broadcaster should be screaming about loss of freedom in this country.

    It is their duty as the 4th estate. Yet they still empower the administration with a fair and balanced approach, occasionally asking a hard question, but letting the overriding issue fall the back burner.

    When this administration is gone the traditional media will find it feet and thoroughly investigate the new Democratic administration to show everyone that they will not let another Bush administration happen again in their watch.

    It would be laughable it not true.

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  3. That's doubleplus good!

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  4. I accidentally pressed the wheelchair, and I now know how schizophrenics feel.

    The reason that i'm here and not at home, which is where I'm supposed to be under the terms of my plea agreement, is to thank you for the link.

    I'm headed back to Jones Town now to return the favor.

    Adieu, Ciao, Bon Voyage, Aloha, Adios,and don't forget to write.

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  5. I just now got finished watching Death Of A President. If you've seen it, you know why it made me think of this post.

    If you haven't, do. Soon. It's out on DVD now. Scariest horror movie I've seen since 28 Days later. Because they're both so believable.

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  6. "What is in Room 101?"

    "You know what is in Room 101, Winston. Everyone knows what it is in Room 101."

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