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Monday, July 17, 2006


Quote of the Day

''We will stand with Israel because Israel is standing up for American values as well as Israeli ones.''

- Sen. Hillary Clinton, speaking at a New York pro-Israel rally today
Sadly, Sen. Clinton is quite right. Killing hundreds (or hundreds of thousands) of innocent civilians in the name of "defense" when "provoked" is, judging by deeds and not words, very much an "American value" as well as an Israeli one.

As an aside, note this interesting phrase from the article: "Organizers estimated the crowd at 10,000." Strangely, that's a phrase that was missing from the recent article on the recent demonstration in Mexico City, not to mention virtually every corporate press article on every antiwar or other progressive demonstration that has occured in recent years (when articles are published at all, that is). Or we can counterpose it to the Darfur rally back in April, whose size was actually described in one article like this: "The organizers' permit estimated a turnout of 10,000 to 15,000 for the rally" (the actual size was almost certainly much smaller than that).

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