Robert Stinnett on the continuing Pearl Harbor coverup. Don’t look for any of this information tomorrow on the History Channel. And don’t expect to know the full story on the WTC attacks by September 11, 2063.
Saddam’s former translator gives us another justification for the war:
‘He wrote in a hurry. It was as if he had all these ideas he just wanted to get out and his formal pronouncements weren’t enough.’ To express even the simplest ideas, Saddam used a convoluted style full of subclauses, superfluous adjectives and boring digressions. ‘It was virtually impossible to translate into English because I had to chop up these endless sentences. Let’s just say Saddam was no Naguib Mahfouz.’
The documentary Uncovered: The Whole Truth about the Iraq War will be shown at house parties nationwide on Sunday. Click here to find a screening near you.
*Two great articles to be read in tandem: David Isenberg on the militarization of civil society, and historian Edmund Morgan on Gore Vidal’s America. Includes this definition of “democracy” from Vidal:
[A] word that appears nowhere in the American Constitution, or, indeed in our lives except as an occasional rhetorical flourish when we are up to mischief in foreign lands.
*Justin has more on the Neal Boortz/Libertarian convention fiasco. It’s not too late to write Nancy Neale at convention@hq.LP.org or firstname.lastname@example.org and protest, even if you’re not a Libertarian. In fact, since Boortz’s inclusion seems to be based entirely upon his perceived ability to reach a wider audience, a backlash by non-Libertarians might do some good.
Laurie Mylroie, darling of National Review and its sorority sister, The American Spectator, officially stands corrected. Of course, Antiwar.com has been warning you about this moonbeam for two years now.