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An Occasional Newsletter (09/03

The words and actions of the Bush administration have so often been labeled "Orwellian" that it’s become virtually a cliché. But one can’t resist adding to the list.

At a July 1 White House press briefing, a reporter asked spokesman Ari Fleischer: "The United States just declared about 50 countries, including Colombia and six prospective NATO members, ineligible for military aid because they won’t exempt Americans from the International Criminal Court. My question is, why is this priority more important than fighting the drug wars, integrating Eastern Europe?" read more