"The power of Shahid’s cartoons are acute. Take a close look if you dare. Instead of euphemisms, find direct statements; instead of evasion, find candor. The skill of illustration is matched by the acuity of vision..."
Norman SolomonREAD MORE
Oct 17, 11:48 AM
"Will the United Nations serve the purpose of its founding, or will it be irrelevant? We will work with the UN security council for the necessary resolutions. But the purposes of the United States should not be doubted. The security council resolutions will be enforced - the just demands of peace and security will be met - or action will be unavoidable."
George Bush - September 2002
Last week, for example, the U.S. military tested its new 9,000-kilogram bomb, which White House and Pentagon officials refer to as the "Mother Of All Bombs". In military lingo, it's dubbed MOAB, for "Massive Ordnance Air Burst". With a straight face, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld tried to convince a Pentagon briefing that the main focus of the biggest conventional bomb in the U.S. arsenal is its "psychological component." "It's not small," said Joint Chiefs of Staff chair Gen. Richard Meyers, about a bomb that could probably flatten a good part of Baghdad.
Toronto Star - March 16, 2003