Sunday, October 22, 2006
My Endless War
This report on the "restraint" of civil liberties in a time of war really angers me. The report treats the Bush "war on terror" as if it were a war like the Civil War or World War II. Lyden talks to historians who do present a picture of the poor civil liberty conduct of tribunals in WWII--but Jeez, WWII was a declared war, was waged against a state that was invading non-belligerent states, and had a specific end (the defeat of Germany and Japan). The whole thrust of the Bush junta is to have unrestrained war-time powers in a war that will never end. And shamefully, NPR just helps them along with this ruse by giving the "war on terror" a legitimacy that it clearly lacks.