21 June 2005 — Information Clearing House
[I’ve been archiving ICH digests since early 2003. Unfortunately, an unknown number of the links are now dead, so I can’t guarantee that the link will take you where you want to go. WB]
Information Clearing House
Digest June 17-21 2005
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005
Charge Him or Release Him
“I hear much of people‚s calling out to punish the guilty, but very few are concerned to clear the innocent.” — Daniel Defoe [Daniel Foe] (1660-1731)
Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 44 Days
They Died So Republicans Could Take the Senate
Freedom wasn’t the goal of George W. Bush or his neoconservative Republican colleagues. It was political power. And they were willing to lie us into a war to achieve it.
by Thom Hartmann
It was a war for political power. That had to be first. Everything else – oil, profits, ongoing PATRIOT Act powers, easy manipulation of the media – all could only come if political power was seized and held through at least two decisive election cycles. The Bush administration lied us into an invasion to get and keep political power.