Quote of the day

Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 04:50 PM

The trick that our political leaders have played on us is to confuse the real threat from certain groups such as al-Qaida, its sympathizers and their ideological allies with an imaginary threat from selected countries. This gives them a workable justification, for political and public relations purposes, to pursue military and other actions against governments that they find inconvenient to their plans for any particular region.
Mark Weisbrot in a column in the Times Herald-Record.