Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Wednesday, March 05, 2003
It's easy to pass by this administration's latest acts of breathtaking depravity. After all, you miss one, and another will be along tomorrow - in, fact, a few more probably came up today that you missed. But even for this bunch, the following bit of evil is pretty startling. This took place when American diplomats were trying to blackmail Mexico into supporting a new resolution against Iraq in the Security Council:
"One American diplomat has given warning that a Mexican No could 'stir up feelings' against Mexicans in the United States. He draws comparisons with the Japanese-Americans who were interned after 1941, and wonders whether Mexico 'wants to stir the fires of jingoism during a war.'"