I am really not sure who said that. But it is hard not to hear the spin out of Washington these days without wondering – have we heard it all yet? Is there more of this double-talk coming our way? What new rationale for the war in Iraq will they spit out at us? As citizens of the world do we not have the basic human right to challenge the policies and the practices of our government?
Politics and international relations aren’t for the faint at heart. NYTimes op-ed writer Tom Friedman’s book Longitudes and Attitudes offers one perspective. Meanwhile, here is another – Lakshmi Chaudry, a prolific writer and political scientist, has co-authored a book, The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us About Iraq. She and her co-authors Robert and Christopher Scheer may have just given us what we need to begin questioning the current illusionary path we are on. Her writing can be found here and here. (Via Sreenath Sreenivasan)