Molly Ivins is apparently back from her medical leave for breast cancer treatment.
She is also ready to fight more than cancer: Stop This War, Now! Truthdig.com 01/03/07. She writes:
What happened to the nation that never tortured? The nation that wasn’t supposed to start wars of choice? The nation that respected human rights and life? A nation that from the beginning was against tyranny? Where have we gone? How did we let these people take us there? How did we let them fool us?
It's a monstrous idea to put people in prison and keep them there. Since 1215, civil authorities have been obligated to tell people with what they are charged if they’re arrested. This administration has done away with rights first enshrined in the Magna Carta nearly 800 years ago, and we’ve let them do it.
This will be a regular feature of mine, like an old-fashioned newspaper campaign. Every column, I’ll write about this war until we find some way to end it. STOP IT NOW. BAM! Every day, we will review some factor we should have gotten right.
She recounts the tale of that famous statue of Saddam toppling back in the Mission Accomplished! glory days, and how it was an American information operations (IO) stunt. "Fake images and claims have been a part of this fiasco from the beginning."
And with the new escalation plan that Maverick McCain and Joe Lieberman are rolling out Friday at Neocon Central (American Enterprise Institute/AEI), we'll have some more fake images and claims for a while.