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Arthur Silber

THE PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGN CONTINUES - , the fine author of " The Light of Reason" has kindly penned an excellent article for Crooks and Liars called:

THE PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGN CONTINUES -

, the fine author of " The Light of Reason" has kindly penned an excellent article for Crooks and Liars called:

THE DISHONEST AND IGNORANT MICHELLE MALKIN"

CIVIL LIBERTIES CHICKEN LITTLES

I only note this recent piece of profoundly dishonest and ignorant agitprop from Michelle Malkin—a column dishonestly titled, “The Truth About Guantanamo Bay”—because Malkin continues to play the propaganda game that I noted in my first entry about the phony Newsweek “controversy.”

First, one crucial foundational point: nowhere does Malkin even raise, let alone address, why the Bush administration sought to establish a detention center at Guantanamo where they hoped it would forever remain beyond the reach of United States law and of U.S. courts, or how the Bush administration seeks to exercise the identical omnipotent powers over all of us here at home. This is the single most significant aspect of the Guantanamo story, and the one that Bush’s defenders are therefore determined never to let anyone understand. Their silence on this issue is an intellectual crime deserving of the most severe condemnation. Compared to these concerns, which I addressed in detail here, the Newsweek controversy is of no importance whatsoever...read on


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