Friday, February 18, 2005


Safe For Hypocrisy

Bob Herbert makes a great point: If the Syrians are such bad guys, why is the government handing over suspected terrorists to them? The U.S. accuses them of supporting terror, makes noises about regime change and warns them not to meddle in Iraq, and at the same time trusts them to conduct interrogations for us, (obviously involving torture). Of course, it's nothing new for governments to criticize each other publicly while dealing behind the scenes, but it would be nice if they would tone down the pompous bullshit "freedom" rhetoric. It's all about power for these people, and whatever twisted realpolitik games they feel like playing to hold on to it.

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