Thanks Shbaz, for this article. I’m optimistic when it comes to things such as this. Joeedh, I’m gonna do some research on how Dan Rather pinned the blame for the ammendment for the patriot act on Bush, but right now I believe the Bush administration is to blame for the changes.
But as far as I’m concerned, down here in Oz, the halting of such a ludecrous bill speaks volumes. Already, the Howard government wants to be allowed to take pre-emptive action in neighboring countries, following in Bush’s footsteps, and trying to look tough on the war on terror. This is bullsh, and I applaud Indonesia for stopping him. It this bill is stopped inthe US, that means it can’t be used elsewhere in the world. At leas, for now.
Two things: firstly, a really terrific piece wss written by Terry Jones (on Monty Python fame) about the opinion of pre-emptive strikes. Please read, all! It is very funny, but extremely close to the mark. http://www.appleogue.net/2003/03/terry-jones-letter-to-bush.html
Secondly, I am really amused by the definition ofthe word, Liberal here. But to me, any negative connotation has an equal in the word “concervative. You’ll find it interesting, for those who don’t know, that out conservative government here in Oz is called the “Liberal Party”. And our equivalent ofthe democrats is known as the 'Labor” party. Boy, we’re not the upside down country for nuttin!