Want to check out a scary webpage??? It's the Project For The New American Century a "non-profit educational organization dedicated to a few fundamental propositions: that American leadership is good both for America and for the world; that such leadership requires military strength, diplomatic energy and commitment to moral principle; and that too few political leaders today are making the case for global leadership." This old boys club has many influential members including: Dick Cheney, Dan Quayle, Jeb Bush and Donald Rumsfeld. How's that for an all-star line-up of an organization intent on American military world domination? In their report, Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century, they state that "the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor." We've got to take a step back and realize that this war on terror has been in the works for many years and Sept 11th was simply their new Pearl Harbor.
One thing that Bush and his coalition keep repeating is the idea that after this war they will "help Iraq move towards democracy". As stated by Terry Jones in this article for The Observer, "Since the Second World War, the US has bombed China, Korea, Guatemala, Indonesia, Cuba, Guatemala (again), Peru, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Guatemala (third time lucky), Grenada, Lebanon, Libya, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Iran, Panama, Iraq, Kuwait, Somalia, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Yugoslavia - in that order - and in not a single case did the bombing produce a democratic government as a direct result."
Did you catch Michael Moore's acceptance speech at the Academy Awards? A transcript of the speech can be found here along with a video of this backstage press question period.
Last but not least... UK graffiti artist Bansky has give his page a facelift. Lots of new art.