Wednesday, May 05, 2004

"Tyrants censor; democracies self-censor."  

Check out this WaPo story before the story is pulled and the Post shut down by storm troopers:
A Wretched New Picture Of America
Photos From Iraq Prison Show We Are Our Own Worst Enemy

Among the corrosive lies a nation at war tells itself is that the glory -- the lofty goals announced beforehand, the victories, the liberation of the oppressed -- belongs to the country as a whole; but the failure -- the accidents, the uncounted civilian dead, the crimes and atrocities -- is always exceptional. Noble goals flow naturally from a noble people; the occasional act of barbarity is always the work of individuals, unaccountable, confusing and indigestible to the national conscience.


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