Provávelmente de vez em quando, para registo, colocarei aqui os respectivos posts relevantes.
"Was the Civil War a Terrible Mistake?"
By Jim Powell , Mr. Powell, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, is the author of The Triumph of Liberty (2000), FDR’S Folly (2003), Wilson's War (2005) and Bully Boy (2006). His latest book, Greatest Emancipations: How Slavery Ws Abolished in the West, will be published in 2008 by Palgrave Macmillan.
"During Dr. Ron Paul’s recent appearance on FACE THE NATION, he suggested that the Civil War was a mistake, and he has been criticized for saying that. The topic was a minor part of the interview, and he didn’t have time to present much of a case, but fascinating questions were raised. How else would American slaves have gained their freedom if the Civil War hadn’t forced the issue? How could important social reforms of any kind be achieved against stubborn opposition? (...)"
"Colin Powell made his Iraq presentation at the UN five years ago, on February 5, 2003."
"Somehow" os enganos dos pro-war nunca resultam em descrédito, nem quando se enganam redondamente nem mesmo quando a sua base é em parte mentiras. É sempre os que se opõem que são os utópicos e maluquinhos.
Podemos considerar o assunto como conspiração para justificar uma guerra? Creio que sim. Nuremberga até o considera formalmente um crime punivel internacionalmente. Não sei se na era pós-Bush, passado algum tempo a coisa não será mesmo investigada e mais tarde quem sabe punida.
Any thoughts? Gostava de ouvir alguns comentários.
"Colin Powell made his Iraq presentation at the UN five years ago, on February 5, 2003.
As much criticism as Powell has received for this—he calls it "painful" and something that will "always be a part of my record"—it hasn't been close to what's justified. Powell was far more than just horribly mistaken: the evidence is conclusive that he fabricated evidence and ignored repeated warnings that what he was saying was false.
Unfortunately, Congress has never investigated Powell's use of the intelligence he was given. Even so, what's already in the public record is extremely damning. So while the corporate media has never taken a close look at this record, we can go through Powell's presentation line by line to demonstrate the chasm between what he knew, and what he told the world. As you'll see, there's quite a lot to say about it.
Powell's speech can be found on the State Department website here. All other sources are linked below."
Ler o artigo.