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Thursday, March 10, 2005

Different views on Eason Jordan, John Bolton and the Ohio count

TruthOut has an in-depth investigation into the allegation that the US military purposefully targets journalists in Iraq.

Meanwhile, Sidney Blumenthal has a different take than LGF on Bush's new appointee for US ambassador to the UN:

In the heat of the battle over the Florida vote after the 2000 US presidential election, a burly, mustachioed man burst into the room where the ballots for Miami-Dade County were being tabulated, like John Wayne barging into a saloon for a shoot-out. "I'm with the Bush-Cheney team, and I'm here to stop the count," drawled John Bolton. And those ballots from Miami-Dade were not counted.

Now that same John Bolton has been named by President Bush as the US ambassador to the UN. "If I were redoing the security council today, I'd have one permanent member because that's the real reflection of the distribution of power in the world," Bolton once said. Lately, as undersecretary of state for arms control, he has wrecked all the nonproliferation diplomacy within his reach. Over the past two decades he has been the person most dedicated to trying to discredit the UN. George Orwell's clock of 1984 is striking 13.
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Finally, Christopher Hitchens returns to that disputed count in Ohio during the recent US presidential elections.

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