Sunday, April 17, 2005

I Don't Need Your Freedom 

Blogger's fucked, per usual, and it's currently batting about .200, relability-wise. Post reconstruction efforts have been stymied by corruption and cronyism. Here's a little Sunday night reading material for the Blame America First Crowd:

"The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, by Naomi Klein.
"Iraq: The Real Election," by Mark Danner.

As Klein reports, your government has developed preemptive post-war plans for wars that haven't happened yet, and contracts for reconstruction have already been signed with the usual suspects. Reconstruction, it seems, means shock treatment economics and privatization at gunpoint. Homes are left rubble; ministries and institutions are reconstructed in our image. Meet the new colonialism, same as the old colonialism.

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