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Pictures from Around Palestine, 2007

  • Israeli Musicians discover Ramallah
  • The Post-Katrina Era
  • IDF soldiers admit to indiscriminate killing
  • IDF kills five unarmed Palestinians and lies about it
  • American troops murder and torture journalists
  • Who will say 'No More'?
  • Make sure 'Gaza first' is not 'Gaza last'
  • NYTimes: Someone tell Bush: This War is Over
  • An American kid blown up in Iraq speaks
  • What Fox News would have done to Rosa Parks
  • Cool graffiti on the Apartheid Wall
  • Letter from an Iraq Veteran
  • If Sharks were Men


      Donald Rumsfeld is giving a press conference. A reporter named Gary says to a reporter named Mark, "Mark, have you noticed that Rumsfeld has lost a lot of his swagger in recent weeks?"

      Mark: "Can't say that I have."

      Rumsfeld: "Good morning, ladies and gentlemen."

      Gary [to Mark]: "Really? He doesn't seem a bit chastened to you?"

      Mark: "No, but let's test that hypothesis..."

      Rumsfeld: "Yes, Mark."

      Mark: "Mr. Secretary, there seems to be growing agreement that this war has become ruinous -- militarily, fiscally, politically, and morally... and that, as in Vietnam, it's no longer a question of IF we withdraw in disgrace, but WHEN. Sir, how many more young Americans will have to die to save face for the chicken hawks who dreamt up this war?"

      Rumsfeld: "I don't know. I'll try to get that figure for you."

      Gary [to Mark]: "See?"

      Mark: "I'll be darned."

      Anna, me, Alison, and our divemaster
      at the Blue Hole, Dahab, Sinai


      "Our fighting blood was up, and we all wanted to kill 'niggers'... This shooting human beings beats rabbit hunting all to pieces."

        ~ Letter from an American soldier during the Philippine War, ~1899

      "Our men have been relentless, have killed to exterminate men, women, children, prisoners, and captives, active insurgents and suspected people from lads of ten up, the idea prevailing that the Filipino as such was little better than a dog."

        ~ Manila correspondent of the Philadelphia Ledger regarding the Philippine War, ~1900

      "The War in the Philippines has been conducted by the American army with scrupulous regard for the rules of civilized warfare... with self-restraint and with humanity never surpassed."

        ~ American Secretary of War Elihu Root regarding the Philippine War, ~1901

          Yes, quaint and curious war is!
          You shoot a fellow down
          You'd treat if met where any bar is,
          Or help to half-a-crown.

            ~ Thomas Hardy, The Man He Killed

  • Created February 4, 2001