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March 23, 2004

Destroying the Messenger

Paul Krugman emphasizes that the personal assaults on Richard Clarke for revealing the indifference of Bush's team to Al Qaeda pre-911 are just part of a pattern of Bush officials seeking to destroy the lives of any government employee who dares to criticize the King:

When Gen. Eric Shinseki told Congress that postwar Iraq would require a large occupation force, that was the end of his military career. When Ambassador Joseph Wilson IV revealed that the 2003 State of the Union speech contained information known to be false, someone in the White House destroyed his wife's career by revealing that she was a C.I.A. operative. And we now know that Richard Foster, the Medicare system's chief actuary, was threatened with dismissal if he revealed to Congress the likely cost of the administration's prescription drug plan.
Hopefully, we're getting closer to the truth now.

The Bush administration doesn't care about US terrorist deaths-- they care about expanding the military so they can expand the influence of its corporate allies around the world. They want privatization in Iraq, Haiti and every other country that they can invade, then auction to global multinationals at a bargain price.

They also don't care about cutting the drug prices for the elderly. They just want corporate subsidies for the pharmaceutical and HMO industries.

And anyone who reveals those facts will get it-- fired and personal assassinations as needed.

Posted by Nathan at March 23, 2004 07:24 AM