Wars don’t make heroes

Campaign For Liberty
by William Astore and Tom Engelhardt

07/26/10

Consider a strange aspect of our wars since October 2001: they have yet to establish a bona fide American hero, a national household name. Two were actually ‘nominated’ early by the Bush administration — Jessica Lynch, a 19-year-old private and clerk captured by the Iraqis in the early days of the American invasion and later ‘rescued’ by Army Rangers and Navy Seals, and Pat Tillman, the former NFL safety who volunteered for service in the Army Rangers eight months after 9/11 and died under ‘enemy’ gunfire in Afghanistan. Both stories were later revealed to be put-up jobs, pure Bush-era propaganda and deceit...

http://www.campaignforliberty.com/article.php?view=1031



Government has run amok since 9/11

Future of Freedom Foundation
by Sheldon Richman

07/27/10

Those who understand the exploitative nature of big government suspected that the U.S. response to the 9/11 attacks had little to do with the security of the American people and much to do with power and money. Still, the magnitude of the scam, as revealed by the Washington Post last week, is astonishing. Naturally, the politicians justify the growth in intelligence operations on national security grounds. To make sure such attacks never happen again, they said, new powers, agencies, personnel, and facilities were imperative...

http://www.fff.org/comment/com1007j.asp


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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