Democracy held hostage

From: Michael Wiik (
Date: Sun Sep 30 2001 - 09:27:38 MDT

Interesting article on Salon:

Some quotes:
"The country is undergoing a cram course in geopolitics, comparative
religion and military strategy that is long overdue -- as well as a
deeper soul-searching that is inevitable after this type of trauma. All
of this brings with it a certain amount of intellectual and political
friction, which is necessary and good for the country."


"[White House spokesman Ari] Fleischer used the Maher controversy to
issue this creepy Orwellian pronouncement: "Americans need to watch what
they say, watch what they do, and this is not a time for remarks like
that; there never is." (Creepier still, someone in the White House then
took scissors to the official transcript of Fleischer's remarks to make
them less chilling.)"



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