This morning I listened to an Indy recording of a pro-war rally that was blocking a protest march: "USA! USA! USA!" they chanted, over and over. And occasionally you'd hear an organizer exhorting them, "Don't let them be heard! Don't let them be heard!" Kind of sums things up rather nicely, no?
From Save the Children Fund (UK), this bit of news: Plane carrying vital medical supplies refused permission to land in Iraq by coalition forces - "Coalition forces have failed to give Save the Children permission to land a plane carrying enough medical supplies to treat 40,000 people in northern Iraq. Save the Children have been trying for more than a week to fly vital medical supplies and emergency feeding kits for malnourished children into the northern town of Erbil.
Save the Children Emergency Programme Manager Rob MacGillivray said: “The doctors we are trying to help in Mosul have been struggling against the odds for weeks to continue saving lives, but now the help we have promised them is being endlessly delayed. The lack of co-operation from the US military is a breach of the Geneva Conventions and its protocols but more importantly the time now being wasted is costing children their lives.”
From one-star Vince up through Wolfowitz and that wrteched Perle to Rumsfeld himself ... mere incompetence? or a malevalently hard-hearted intentional concentration on power and control?