September 7th, 2004


(no subject)

"The thinking that links unrelated events or movements into something called worldwide terrorism - this attempt to make events conform to rhetoric - is precisely what led the United States into the quagmire of Vietnam. Now, as then, we are being told that we were attacked or hated or whatever because we are free. Not so. Americans died on Sept. 11 because of what Americans had done: established bases in Saudi Arabia and unambiguously supported Israel. It is the right thing to do, but it comes at a cost."
-Richard Cohen,