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Saturday, August 07, 2004
Another great article by Max Blumenthal. I think the parallel he makes,- from the brutality brewing in the US prison system which exploded due to the "war on drugs" to the brutality of Abu Ghraib,- is a very good point. I tend to think that Americans are yet to understand that being brutal to somebody,- whether at home or at war in a foreign land,- is something the nation pays for as its citizens come back home traumatized, confused and violent. And not all problems can be addressed by way of war and aggression alone. Neither the issue of drug abuse, nor the issue of terrorism can be resolved that way.