Friday, November 18, 2005

Malice, ignorance and some fun

Malice
"This is total war. We are fighting a variety of enemies. There are lots of them out there ... If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely, and we don't try to piece together clever diplomacy but just wage a total war, our children will sing great songs about us years from now."

Bush Advisor Richard Perle
lenin has an excellent analysis of what is at stake in the increasingly hair splitting discussions of whether the US use of white phosphorus weapons is a war crime.

The American Progress Action Fund is working to put some anti-torture ads on TV. The video is on line at the site.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has a new documentary about torture at Abu Ghraib: A Few Bad Apples. The film "provides the context for understanding how rules were muddled, chains of authority confused and "forward leaning" interrogation methods authorized by the highest levels through the stories of the soldiers caught in the resulting chaos." It is supposed to be available for viewing on line later today.

And for a proper dose of skepticism see Chris Floyd on the Senate's sham rebellion against torture and tyranny.

Ignorance

Chris Mooney talks about the evolution of creationist strategy in the wake of their loss in Dover and victory in Kansas.

And Red State Rabble has an idea about how to recruit science teachers to Kansas

and some fun

Apparently, Scotty is having some trouble beaming up.

And Christopher Hitchens' worldview bursts into song.

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