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Wednesday, January 06, 2010



A must-read (or listen or watch if you prefer) interview with journalist Allan Nairn on this morning's Democracy Now! in which he details the long history of the U.S. not only breaking international law, but even breaking its own laws. A long history which continues uninterrupted under Barack Obama.

Just one note from the interview: To us, they are "people" or "civilians." To the media, they're "collateral damage." But Nairn lets us know that to the military, they're "bugsplat." The up to 30 non-combatants per strike whose deaths are considered "acceptable" when the U.S. drops bombs or fires missiles trying to kill alleged "evil" people (a term used by both Bush and Obama).

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