04/05/2005: Culture of Death
The media (some of them) are finally shifting back to some other relevant topics around the world, like IRAQ and that flawed intelligence, in this piece by Derrick Z. Jackson (NY Times News Service) A faulty intelligence report on America's `culture of death'.
"President Bush said last week that those who want to honor Terri Schiavo should work to "build a culture of life." But the commission report offered the occasion to be reminded that on Iraq we were a culture of death, with Bush still avoiding accountability for actions that have led to the deaths of thousands of Iraqi civilians and 1,500 U.S. soldiers."
The irony of these cliche Bushisms, such as "Culture of Life", are not lost when examining this contrast of policies and societal obejectives.
Also consider this excellent column: It's About Personal Autonomy, Not death by Cathy Young (Editor of Reason Magazine).
Karen on 04.05.05 @ 05:03 AM CST