Friday, May 30, 2008

Friday Questions for Diane, May 30, 2008

Are you aware that on Wednesday, former UN Ambassador John Bolton, speaking at the Guardian Hay Festival in Wales and justifying an attack on Iran, had to be quickly escorted off the stage to avoid a citizen’s arrest for war crimes by Guardian journalist, George Monbiot, for his participation in planning, preparing and waging war against Saddam Hussein?

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Regarding Scott McClellan: Here in Salt Lake City, on Wednesday, Daniel Ellsberg, the whistleblower of the Pentagon Papers, spoke at the gathering protesting Bush during his visit. It was the same day that news hit about McClellan's book. He encourages such truth-telling but asked us to reflect on how many lives could have been saved if he'd told us earlier. He said he tells would-be whistleblowers: "Don't do what I did. Don't wait until the new war has started, don't wait until thousands more have died, the bombs are falling on Iran or elsewhere, before you come out with documents and tell the truth."

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Regarding HBO's Recount. One important thing they got wrong. It wasn't ABC that called the election at 2:16 AM. It was Fox News, specifically John Ellis, the cousin of George and Jeb Bush, who later bragged in the New Yorker that he was on the phone with the two of them throughout the evening.

Wouldn't that have been an important plot point to include?

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