Thursday, June 19, 2003

Which path?

"The United States is at a crossroads," declares Nat Perry, "with neither route offering an easy journey. In one direction lies a pretend land – where tax cuts increase revenue, where war is peace, where any twisted bits of intelligence justify whatever the leader wants and the people follow. In the other direction lies a painful struggle to bring accountability to political forces that have operated with impunity now for years."

He continues, "What does it mean when the most powerful nation on earth chooses fantasy over truth? What are the consequences when an American president realizes he can broadly falsify the factual record and get away with it?

"The answers to these questions could decide the future of the American democratic experiment and determine the future safety of the world."