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The present political landscape in the US is more reminiscent of a corrupt african state.
  • The president has been caught red-handed illegally wiretapping citizens the solution offered is to simply change the law.
  • The vice-president has actually shot a man and had the victim apologise.  
  • The Secretary of Defense has authorised the use of torture on suspects and prisoners.
  • Negroponte,  strongly associated with 'Death Squads' in Salvador, has been  appointed as the first US Ambassador to Iraq
  • Imprisonment without charge or trial is becoming accepted, and not only in gulags like Abu Ghraib & Guantanamo Bay but on the mainland. (Jose Padilla, anyone?)  
  • Pat Robertson, a prominent religious leader and senator, publicly calls for the killing of a legitimate head of state.
  • Tom Delay indicted on conspiracy charges of funneling money to candidates.

Such things are (sadly) more at home in a corrupt, civil war-ridden African nation, not a powerful western nation. What has the US become?

Originally posted to VisionThing on Thu Mar 23, 2006 at 08:02 PM PST.

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