Quote of the Week: Paul Craig Roberts

August 7, 2008

Now that military officers selected by the Bush Pentagon have reached a split verdict convicting Salim Hamdan, a onetime driver for Osama bin Laden, of supporting terrorism, but innocent of terrorist conspiracy, do you feel safe?
Or are we superpower Americans still at risk until we capture bin Laden’s
dentist, barber, and the person who installed the carpet in his living room?
Bush’s multi-year, multi-billion dollar “war on terror” has been
reduced to railroading a low-level employee, a driver, for “terrorism.”
As the good book says, clean the beam from your own eye before pointing to
the mote in your brother’s eye.

But Americans, the salt of the earth, have neither beams nor motes. We are
the virtuous few, ordained by God to impose our hegemony on the world. It is
written, or so say the neocons.

What would President Bush say if, heaven forbid, the Chinese were as rude
as he is and asked Mr. Superpower why the land of “freedom and democracy”
has one million names on a watch list. China with a population four times as
large doesn’t have a watch list with one million names.

Do You Feel Safe Now? Proud? – by Paul Craig Roberts

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