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Subject: Re: The WoT Lost by 'Americans' Date: 2/24/2006 10:42 AM
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If you take a long view and examine all the facts in evidence, I think you would come away with quite a different view. I need only mention the vast amount of negative reporting on such things as Abu Ghraib, GITMO, torture, the Iraq War and a host of other things

That's because they deserve to be reported on. If you find that "negative", well, then you don't value the truth.

In fact, we don't know if any Americans have been spied on.

So true. "We" don't know. You don't know. I don't know. Congress doesn't know. The Courts don't know. NOBODY knows, except those in the administration who think you don't deserve to know.

What in this policy is different, say, than Joe Stalin or the East German Stasi?

The MSM crised for an investigation of who outed Plame when in fact it was them who provided the vehicle for the outing.

Uh, it was a right-wing Bush ankle biter who wrote the column.

This was one agent who was undoubtedly no longer under cover

Not according to the indictment, nor the people in the CIA who have testified on the issue.

The Left would have us believe we are all safe and secure and everything is an overreaction to fear of terrorism.

No, the "Left" believes in the checks and balances of government. You do not. You would willingly follow your fearless leader and support him no matter what he says or does. He has without question lied to the American people - in the amount the Medicare Bill would cost, in the run up to the Iraq war (see the Downing Street memoes) and so much more, and yet not only do you not question a thing he says, you attack anyone who dares to question him.

This is pitiful, and it is the enablers such as yourself who make dictatorship possible, even likely. Without people standing up to power and demanding accountability, the worst excesses of government become reality, and you are providing the tools.
 
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