Monday, June 06, 2005

Douglas Feith, a former protege of Richard "The Prince of Darkness" Perle, put in his resignation in January. According to a London Telegraph article, this may be due to numerous investigations into classified information that was allegedly leaked to Israeli intelligence, I mean lobbyists. Investigations aside, this Council on Foreign Relations war hawk has not stopped slinging "War on Terror" banter about at speaking engagements. I haven't found any recent comments concerning Iran...yet. In a speech he gave in March of this year, Feith had this to say:
"Societies inevitably adjust to allow the state to fulfill its most basic duty: providing security." Interesting. Is that, in fact, the most basic duty of the state? Security? Wow.
And I thought it was to "...form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity...".

Hell, they didn't even CAPITALIZE the words "common defense". I'm definitely feeling the "domestic Tranquility" with all the fake terror alerts, aren't you? Well, that's OUR state-maybe Feith is talking about Israel. Oh sure, he goes on about "finding a balance" between security and freedom in his speech. But then, there is no balance when security takes precedence over Liberty, is there? And that is what we are seeing-day after day.
Besides..."They who give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." -Benjamin Franklin


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