Saturday, June 11, 2005


Some reading material for you:

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001by Steve Coll (Penguin Press, 2004) The prelude to 9/11; how we armed then abandoned Afghanistan.

Dude Where's My Country, by Michael Moore (Warner Books, 2003). Did Osma bin Laden really organize 9/11 while on dialysis from a cave in Afghanistan?

The Record of the Paper Howard Friel and Richard Falk ask in this 2004 Verso text how the US justifies attacking Afghanistan after the Taliban agreed to hand over Osama bin Laden.

Darkness at Noon, Arthur Koestler. (Random House, 1940, Bantam, 1984.) Moussaoui confesses after a year in jail incommunicado.

Bushwacked, Molly Ivins (Random House, New York, 2004, 348 pages, with index). Investigative journalism at its best. You’ll never eat lunchmeat again—now that the US no longer inspects its meat packing plants. Here is the truth behind each of Bush’s best lies.

Fraud. Paul Waldman (Source Books, Naperville, 2004, 308 pages with index). A very painful book to read as it details (almost) every one of the lies Bush and Cheney has told and how the “liberal” media, e.g, the LA Times, NY Times, the Washington Post have repeatedly failed to challenge and document their false assertions.

Worse Than Watergate, John W. Dean (Little Brown and Company, Boston, 2004, 253 pages, index, footnotes). How Bush and Cheney make Nixon look good by comparison. How close Bush/Cheney have brought us to the model provided by the Russian Soviet Government. How our “liberal” media has failed to protest the intrusions on our liberties.

Bushworld Mureen Dowd (G.P. Putnam, New York, 2004, 523 pages, no index) Hardly worth reading this easily-forgotten collection of op-ed columns, many about Poppy Bush.

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