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  •  It took me a while, (4+ / 0-)

    but I finally finished reading the Asia Times article you linked.  It’s an excellent article and I just wanted to point out some of my favorite quotes.  I got a lot from your diary today.  It also inspired me to change my signature line.

    The former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Chas W Freeman, says of Bush's recent "surge" strategy in Baghdad and al-Anbar province: "The reinforcement of failure is a poor substitute for its correction."

    First, in Iraq, the US would have to initiate a firm timetable for withdrawing all its military forces and turning over the permanent military bases it has built to the Iraqis. Second, domestically, the US would have to reverse federal budget priorities.

    In the words of Noam Chomsky, a venerable critic of US imperialism: "Where spending is rising, as in military supplemental bills to conduct the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, it would sharply decline. Where spending is steady or declining (health, education, job training, the promotion of energy conservation and renewable energy sources, veterans benefits, funding for the UN and UN peacekeeping operations, and so on), it would sharply increase. Bush's tax cuts for people with incomes over $200,000 a year would be immediately rescinded"

    I Feel Much Better Since I gave Up Hope

    by enough already on Fri May 25, 2007 at 07:31:24 AM PDT

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