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Friday, June 18, 2004

Who said this?

If we have to use force, it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see farther into the future.
If it weren't for the five-syllable word, I would have guessed W himself. In fact, it was Clinton's Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, defending the use of cruise missiles against Iraq in February 1998.

I've almost finished Chalmers Johnson's book Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire, written in 1999. Reading it further confirms my suspicion that the current Bush administration is but the worst symptom so far of the ultimately terminal disease called American Imperialism. And with the brief exception of his anti-war activities in the early 1970's, John Kerry has been a "Kerrier" of that disease all his life, as have been the Clintons (did you see that Hillary voted for more Star Wars crap yesterday?). The Republicratic war party really needs to go, for the good of us all.