Friday, May 21, 2004

John Dean, Worse Than Watergate, page 155:

"And the evidence is overwhelming, certainly sufficient for a prima facie case, that George W. Bush and Richard B. cheney have engaged in deceit and deception over going to war in Iraq. This is an impeachable offense. It is also evidence of the mentality that characterizes the Bush-Cheney presidency, which has led to other abuses of presidential power, not unlike those underlying Watergate -- only worse."


Poll Finds Americans Evenly Split on Impeaching Bush

There are about 20 groups polling Americans on political questions. But only ONE poll - Retro Poll - has the guts to ask Americans if Bush should be impeached for lying about Iraq. "26. President Bush misled the public and Congress by saying that Saddam's Iraq was an imminent threat to launch chemical, biological, and nuclear warfare against us. Do you think that misleading the public and Congress in this way in order to take the country to war is grounds for impeachment?" The results: Yes (38.9%), No (39.8%). In other words, Americans are split right down the middle. Remember that in 1998 Americans OPPOSED the impeachment of Bill Clinton by 2:1. Call other pollsters and tell them ask the impeachment question!

Check out Eric Idle's latest song.

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Economists are notoriously disconnected from day-to-day reality. Maybe the new journal EconJournalWatch will shake things up. But if it's only "scholarly comments on academic economics" it's likely to get lost in that house of mirrors.
Check out the Freeway Blogger

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Chomsky on Revolution:

No less insidious is the cry for 'revolution,' at a time when not
even the germs of new institutions exist, let alone the moral and
political consciousness that could lead to a basic modification of
social life. If there will be a 'revolution' in America today, it
will no doubt be a move towards some variety of fascism. We must
guard against the kind of revolutionary rhetoric that would have
had Karl Marx burn down the British Museum because it was merely part
of a repressive society. It would be criminal to overlook the serious
flaws and inadequacies in our institutions, or to fail to utilize
the substantial degree of freedom that most of us enjoy, within the
framework of these flawed institutions, to modify them or even
replace them by a better social order. One who pays some attention
to history will not be surprised if those who cry most loudly that
we must smash and destroy are later found among the administrators
of some new system of repression.

Source: Introduction to American Power and the New Mandarins(1969),
pp. 17-18.
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Another memory hole: the Center for Cooperative Research has archive of 9/11 timeline and Iraq war (exploration of all justifications, etc.), and an extensive History of U.S. Inteventions.
Check out Halliburton Watch.
Check out this Bush ratings chart.

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Thom Hartmann just published another book, this one in the tradition of political cartoonists like Art Spiegelman, takes on the serious question of whether we want democracy in the U.S. (or, potentially, fascism). It's called We the People.