Nick Turse has done an excellent job in documenting that My Lai and the Tiger Force atrocities were not isolated incidents, but misses a very important point. Diappearances, hideous torture techniques, mutilations, rapes, etc. are a logical part of US counterinsurgency strategy. In Vietnam, it was called the Phoenix Program. It is intimidation or in recent terminology shock and awe.
Tom Daschle, "leading Democrat" plans to vote FOR the infamous Bush-Cheney energy bill!!!!! Is it any wonder that American voters have become so angry and frustrated at the Democrats spinelessness and untrustworthiness????
52:45min. Richard Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist who teaches at Oxford University. He is famous for advancing the concept of the"selfish gene" but also for arguing against religion and for a humanistic ethics. Steven Pinker comments briefly at the end. This is the first of 2 lectures, the second is entitled: The Religion of Science. Rec. Nov. 19, 2003 at Harvard U, Cambridge MA.
If Bush were not in the pocket of the fossil fuel barons, America would achieve its energy goals within a few years through just a few simple conservation efforts and sufficient investment in alternative energy development. Instead, the nation is doomed to remain the global glutton, a locust swarm unleashed on Earth's dwindling resources.