Monday, September 24, 2007

Another's View of Senator Useless

One of the reasons I've taken to writing so less frequently here is because I find that others, with a larger audience, have often already said what I hoped to say. People like Digby, at Hullabaloo, Dave and Sara, at Orcinus, and Glenn Greenwald, at Unclaimed Territory.

Yesterday, Greenwald wrote at length about a pet subject of mine, the dedication to preserving and expanding the existing power structure that Diane Feinstein has exhibited throughout her public career. If I haven't previously driven you to tears on this subject, please give it a read.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

I Do Not Think That Word Means What You Think it Means

From an AP article about Blackwater personnel firing upon Iraqis..."It is doubtful that foreign security contractors could be prosecuted under Iraqi law. A directive issued by U.S. occupation authorities in 2004 granted contractors, U.S. troops and many other foreign officials immunity from prosecution under Iraqi law."

Imagine that, one country, in this case the US, establishing for another nation, Iraq, who can and cannot be prosecuted within the first nation. So tell me, in what regard is Iraq a sovereign nation?
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