Monday, June 14, 2004

Pop Quiz 

By Eric Alterman of Altercation, apropos of the publication of the new Salon interview with Thomas Powers (linked below):
It’s hard to say which is the best representation of what this war is doing to and has done to this country. Is it:
  • the lies that were told to get us into it?
  • the fact that we are picking up innocent people off the street and torturing them?
  • that we have suspended the most basic civil liberties in our own country?
  • that the work of professional intelligence agencies has been corrupted?
  • that we have drawn resources away from the fight against Al Qaida which has completely regrouped?
  • that we are creating more terrorists?
  • that more than seven hundred Americans have been killed and thousands have been seriously injured?
  • that thousands of Iraqis have been killed but nobody is keeping an account of the numbers of their deaths?
  • that we are now more hated around the world than we have ever been?
  • that we have spent hundreds of billions of dollars while actually decreasing our security?
  • that we are doing all this while starving the most crucial homeland security programs?
  • that everyone who told the truth about what was being planned has been dismissed and seen their characters attacked?
Choose one. Remember to justify your answer. Neatness counts.

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