Monday, September 20, 2004
foreign press - part 1 - thanks ron!
It may have been the guy in the hood teetering on the stool, electrodes clamped to his genitals. Or smirking Lynndie England and her leash. Maybe it was the smarmy memos tapped out by soft-fingered lawyers itching to justify such barbarism. The grudging, lunatic retreat of the neocons from their long-standing assertion that Saddam was in cahoots with Osama didn’t hurt.
Even the Enron audiotapes and their celebration of craven sociopathy played a part. As a result of all these displays and countless smaller ones, you could feel, a couple of months back, as summer spread across the US, the ground shifting beneath your feet.
Something was in the air, and people were inhaling deeply. I began to get calls from friends whose parents had always voted Republican, “but not this time”.
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