Friday, March 25, 2005

Seymour Hersh In Ithaca

Notes from Seymour Hersh's appearance at last night in Ithaca, New York:
I don't like the term insurgency. Insurgency suggests that we won the war and have Allawi as prime minister. The real simple fact is that we are still fighting the war. We are fighting against the Baathists. They gave us Baghdad. They are fighting us at their own pace. It is frightening to think that we are in the middle of something. And they are fighting us with increasing sophistication. They watch how we react. They learn. ... This war is a strategic mistake. We have made enemies for life. There will be revenge against us for life.
Also a report from the Ithaca Journal.

Just passing along this post from Kos -- found at the Angels/Dodgers blog 6-4-2 -- wherein several posters wish the Red Sox/CIA Jet story had concentrated more on our tax dollars being spent to kidnap people (guilty of anything? perhaps not) and bring them to other counties so they can be tortured and murdered. ... SusanHu writes: "We're either part of the madness of rendition or we stand against it. ... Mr. Morse has a clear choice." No word from Morse about whether he will continue renting his jet to the CIA. The story seems to have died.

And: "Bush administration lawyers urged the Supreme Court yesterday to dismiss a lawsuit against Iraq brought by US pilots and soldiers who were captured and tortured by Saddam Hussein's regime during the Persian Gulf War of 1991." LA Times

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