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View Diary: Intentional withholding of aid? : the evidence (w/ poll) [updated with lots of links] (310 comments)

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  •  I'm starting to wonder ... (4.00)
    if the people in power are seeking to demonstrate the great extent to which they believe they can GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING.

    Think about it: A war based on obvious lies. Moves to dismantle Social Security and to repeal the estate tax. A Medicare drug plan that bars the government from negotiating lower prices. Repudiation of scientific fact on a laundry list of issues. Sanctioning of torture. People held for years with no charges.

    I wonder if these people are seeking to demonstrate that they can do anything they damned well please.

    •  And (none)
      They're constantly pushing the envelope to see just how much more they can get away with.
      It can't be ruled out that they saw the crisis as an opportunity to see just how long they could allow the situation to degrade during a complete system breakdown before tolerance ran out.

      The waves carry up little bits of knowledge and deposit them on the shore, and before you know it you've got Finland. Or whatever.

      by dougr on Sat Sep 03, 2005 at 02:08:23 PM PDT

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