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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Outrage of the Day

They just keep coming and coming and coming. These stock of such stories seems endless now.

Salon.com - War Room: "Don't anybody tell Dick Durbin"

"Do you ever feel like you don't recognize your country anymore?

"Maybe the moment came for you when five Republican justices on the U.S. Supreme Court handed a presidential election to one of their own. Maybe it came when the president took America to war based on pretenses that turned out to be false. Maybe it came when you saw those photographs from Abu Ghraib, or when you learned that the man who helped orchestrate America's torture policies would become its attorney general. Maybe all of those things built up in your mind until your idea of America started to seem a long way off from the reality around you.

Maybe that hasn't happened to you yet. And maybe it will when you read about the plight of two young men from China who have spent the last three years locked up inside the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay."


Read the rest here (If you are not a Salon subscriber you will have to click through some ads to get it. But please read it if you have the stomach for it)

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