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18 March 2004 @ 01:05 am
 
On this day in 1766, Britain repealed the Stamp Act. Also, in 1922, Mohandas Gandhi was sentenced in India to six years' imprisonment for civil disobedience.

Happy birthday to Peter Graves, who turns 78, and Brad Dourif, who turns 54.

More administration lies as mystery fax breaks scandal over Medicare bill.

Huge rock star Joel Achenbach talks about the Hubble, light, and Sedna.

Wait, *what* truce over not investigating House ethics charges?

NEWS, NEWS:
* The great and growing divide between Europe and the US.
* Maureen Dowd on pride and prejudice.
* Thomas Friedman is no fan of the axis of appeasement.
* Former Guantanamo captive says he was a CIA informant.
* Why both candidates are sure to win the election in November.
* Poll suggests US still not popular overseas.
* DC needs to knock off this secret meeting crap.
* Study calls for reorganization at the Pentagon.
* London Book hopes for a winner with their Lit Idol contest.
 
 
Jenexamorata on March 18th, 2004 10:56 am (UTC)
Joel Achenbach IS a huge rock star.

*swoon*
That Guynecrocannibal on March 20th, 2004 03:54 pm (UTC)
what's the difference between "some neocon agenda" you mentioned here
http://www.livejournal.com/users/castironskillet/121630.html
in and Friedman's call for more soldiers in Iraq in his column from 3/18
which you mentioned in your journal here? that's a big question i would like to hear about from you some more and may be too big for the mere internet.
PMMJcheetahmaster on March 20th, 2004 05:03 pm (UTC)
Well, it's not a simple answer, but here's a few basics.

I dislike the lies that were told to get us into the war, and I dislike how the administration is handling the whole thing, both at home and abroad.

However, I don't like Hussein or the Taliban or al Qaeda, either. And like it or not, it happened, so we need to make the best of what we have done, and hope more good comes from it in the end.

Oh, and I don't agree with Friedman 100% either, but hey.

And I admit the 'neocon agenda' was an incindary remark, but the whole mess really angers me. I fully believe that Bush would have found some reason to depose Hussein either way; some reports claim that his administration came into the White House with a plan for invasion in their pocket. It's just that the whole unjustified 'war on terror' gave him a great excuse to get the ball rolling.