For Those Not Paying Attention


Of course, if you weren’t paying attention, you would not be reading a progressive, liberal blog.  But anyway, here is a graff from Glenn Greenwald’s column of Saturday, June 12:

As the American war in Afghanistan enters its ninth full year and our occupation of Iraq its seventh, and as we continue to find all new ways to kill innocent civilians in various countries around the world, and as we continue to transfer billions of dollars every year to Israel and the Egyptian dictatorship — all while thinking about how to slash Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and thus erode the weak safety net even further, while confronting collapsing domestic infrastructure, rampant unemployment, and massive teacher lay-offs and even grade elimination for American children — is there any other country you can think of, besides Iran, which “spends its people’s precious resources not on roads, or schools, or hospitals, or jobs that benefit all [citizens]” but rather on wars and support for foreign groups which kill “the innocent”?

If Greenwald sounds like of Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn,  it is because he sounds like Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn.

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