Petition for peace: “What follows is a petition that will be forwarded to President Bush, and other world leaders, urging them to avoid war as a response to the terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon this week. Please read it, sign below, and forward the link to as many people as possible, as quickly as possible. We must circulate this quickly if it is to have any effect at all, as the Congress of The United States has already passed a resolution supporting any military action President Bush deems appropriate.”
AthenaDoc: “Let us seek justice for criminals rather than revenge on barbarians.”
Stewart Baker, former general counsel of the NSA: “When I was in government and I read some press story about the foreign adversaries we were spying on, I knew our enemies would read the same story. They would go back through their communications to find the message we had intercepted… Sooner or later, we’d pay a price — a price that would never be known by the cheerily iconoclastic reporters, so proud of wresting their story from the heart of overweening authority or the climbing officials who tossed them the intelligence to curry their favor.”
Mr. Baker’s characterization of reporters frightens me. It gives us a clue to the culture of our government, which at times of crisis, devaules the very principles which it was designed to defend. The generalization of reporters as ‘cheery iconoclasts‘, gives us a clue about the attitudes of the people who will be behind the scenes in the upcoming ‘war’.
David Letterman on NY mayor Giuliani: “If you didn’t know how to behave, all you had to do at any moment was watch the mayor… Rudolph Giuliani is the personification of courage.” He went on to say later, that it was Giuliani’s courage that inspired him to go on the air.
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Netizen News: Because it’s so easy to forget.
Taliban envoy: The United States has made no demand, direct or indirect, to Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers to hand over Osama bin Laden. “There has been no contact with the Americans and we have received no indirect message.” spin warning
Marc Morano: “In a speech Sunday at a Chicago mosque, Farrakhan implied that U.S. foreign policy is to blame for last weeks terrorist attacks on Washington and New York. He called on American officials to summon ‘the courage to look at the foreign policy” and asked if the policies have ‘produced this danger and hatred toward America.'”
World Tribune: “Israeli military sources… have warned the government of repercussions of any U.S. attack on Iraq. The sources said such an attack would result in Iraq firing the remainder of its medium-range ballistic missiles toward Israel. A leading analyst, Haifa University’s Amatzia Baram said the missiles would probably be tipped with chemical warheads.”
There’s a fairly lively discussion going on over on Plastic.com, about the quelching of dissenting voices, in the wake of last week’s attacks, and under the shaddow of possible future retailiation by the U.S.
Adam Curry: “At last count I am managing over 20 websites by myself. Nothing but Me, Manila and the Net.”