Saturday, August 28, 2004

"Although few liberal-minded voters have illusions about John Kerry, their need to get rid of the 'rogue' Bush administration is all consuming."

John Pilger in a powerful piece in The New Statesman points out, for those pinning their hopes on John Kerry, that when it comes to asserting US Imperialist power the Republicans and Democrats are united. Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Reagan and Clinton.... Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Afghanistan... "The real debate is neither Bush nor Kerry, but the system they exemplify; it is the decline of true democracy and the rise of the American 'national security state' in Britain and other countries claiming to be democracies, in which people are sent to prison and the key thrown away and whose leaders commit capital crimes in faraway places, unhindered, then, like the ruthless Tony Blair, invite the thug they instal to address the British Labour Party conference."