Sunday, July 27, 2008

I really hope this is true

Something I read over at Common Dreams:

In Charlottesville, Virginia, Phillip Zelikow, the director of the 9/11 Commission, who returned to teaching history at the University of Virginia, tried to take stock. In time, he predicted, the Bush administration’s descent into torture would be seen as akin to Roosevelt’s internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. It happened, he believed, in much the same way, for many of the same reasons. As he put it, “Fear and anxiety were exploited by zealots and fools.”

-- Jane Mayer

Jane Mayer wrote The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals .

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