Just in time for 9/11 - which our fearless leader here in the "land of the free" has decreed shall henceforth be known as Patriot Day, apparently in all seriousness and unaware of the confusion this will cause those who already celebrate Patriot's Day in April - I offer the following link round-up.
I don't know about you, my fellow Americans, but I certainly feel safer after 9/11 (er, I mean Patriot Day) now that many of my basic rights have been swept aside and the police given broad and invasive powers as evidenced by this list of some of the fundamental changes to Americans' legal rights by the Bush administration and the USA Patriot Act following the terror attacks.
Speaking of the attacks. . . As uncertainties abound in pinpointing the real enemy, just who, exactly, done it?
And why, since recent revelations reveal that one of the FBI's informants had a close relationship with two of the hijackers was it not prevented?
One thing is certain. George W., though typically impossible to understand due to his "unique vernacular", has been quite clear that he feels war is an acceptable solution for the affront to America and even any possible future affronts.
There are those who disagree with George W. but thier opinions are of little account to patriots such as our fearless leader. After all, what could a former UN arms inspector who states that Iraq is not a threat possibly know about the situation? Less, I'm sure, than the many Gulf War veterans who oppose an invasion and who have taken the time to compose a list stating Ten Reasons Why Many Gulf War Veterans Oppose Re-Invading Iraq.
Not surprisingly, number 8 on the veterans' list is a minor detail regarding the fact that Iraq received many of the weapons we are now living in fear of from. . . US! How did Iraq get its weapons? We sold them.
Happy 9/11 (uh, I mean Patriot Day) America!