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    of Bush appointees. But we have seen that some of them were not willing to commit crimess and quit or were fired rather than do so. People such as Comey, who seems to have had a postive influence even on Ashcroft.

    I blame the press mostly that none of this was reported, because with widespread media coverage, the good guys in the DOJ would have had some support especially from the American people. But there was silence from them.

    And of course Greg Palast was called a 'conspiracy theorist' and dismissed as crazy when he reported on these lists and many other crimes.  Again, the media could have stepped in and covered the story. The errant emails were available back then.

    This story reflects so badly on our media because it is a story that was so important to our democracy, that was known to people in other countries, offered to the media here, and ignored.

    One thing I remember is the way Dems were accused of not 'wanting the troops to vote' back then.  But we know that the caging included minority troops who were in Iraq or Afghanistan.

    Many people tried to get some of this information out, they were attacked, abused and called all kinds of names. Greg Palast was a breath of fresh air at the time, I will always be grateful to him for informing me and others of so much of what is now being verified,  and for making it easier not to be taken in by the lies we were being told.

    Speak your truth quietly, and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant, they too have their story - Max Ehrmann

    by Catrina on Wed Jun 27, 2007 at 09:29:56 AM PDT

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