This talk of "left" and right" misses the point. show me people that are willing to tell the truth regardless if it may cause others to reassess specific polices. SCANDAL: 9/11 Commissioners Bowed to Pressure to Suppress Main Motive for the 9/11 Attacks. The 9/11 Commissioners more interested in playing politics than in fulfilling their mandate. "Commissioners ... rejected mentioning the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the report. In their view, listing U.S. support for Israel as a root cause of al Qaeda's opposition to the United States indicated that the United States should reassess that policy."
It is outrageous to suppress the facts to keep the policies from being reassessed!
Tatterdemalian writes, "How many news agencies, worldwide,showed the Mohammed cartoons again? Most are submissive slaves to their local imams, already. How can anyone describe that as free?" For God sakes, Tatterdemalian, use your head. Decent people don't think it is OK to offend people. For the same reason that news agencies don't show hard core porn and don't show racist caricatures of blacks or Jews. The reason is offending people of any group or religion like that is understood to be wrong. You must have some sort of blind spot if you can't extend the same level of decency to people of the Islamic faith as you do to people of other faiths and races.
I notice a disturbing pattern of antagonism towards Muslims. Propagandists share a large part of the blame for this. Propagandists who seek to protect their favorite policy: US support of Israel. I can list examples if anyone is interested. Recently we had one of the most dramatic examples, ABC ran "The path to 9/11" which contained a fabricated fatwa quote that purported to say that bin Laden was attacking us "until America converts to Islam". This is a lie, there is no such demand and never has been. It is fabricated to hide the fact of what the real motives were for the 9/11 attacks. There has been a pattern of suppression and lies in order to hide the real motives for the 9/11 attacks. Bin Laden has been explicate, "the people of Islam had suffered from aggression, iniquity and injustice imposed on them by the Zionist-Crusaders alliance and their collaborators; to the extent that the Muslims blood became the cheapest and their wealth as loot in the hands of the enemies. Their blood was spilled in Palestine and Iraq." He has not said "until American converts to Islam", that is not what this is about. He has said until what: "We swore that America wouldn't live in security until we live it truly in Palestine. This showed the reality of America, which puts Israel's interest above its own people's interest. America won't get out of this crisis until it gets out of the Arabian Peninsula, and until it stops its support of Israel."