No shit, Sherlock.
Isn't it interesting that so many things that we "Un-American" Liberals and Progressives were saying after 9/11 have turned out to be true?
It's also nice to see the information reported in a newspaper that prints on this side of the pond.
To be fair, there HAVE been a number of items reported in American newspapers that are increasingly critical of Republican claims, actions and policies.
Again from WaPo--a report about the readiness of the Iraqi Army (Hint--it isn't. S ee my post--"We're Not Leaving," in the Archives)
WaPo also looks behind the curtain on statistics used by the Administration to bolster claims that the Patriot Act has made our country safer:
Flanked by Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, Bush said that "federal terrorism investigations have resulted in charges against more than 400 suspects, and more than half of those charged have been convicted."
Those statistics have been used repeatedly by Bush and other administration officials, including Gonzales and his predecessor, John D. Ashcroft, to characterize the government's efforts against terrorism.
But the numbers are misleading at best.
An analysis of the Justice Department's own list of terrorism prosecutions by The Washington Post shows that 39 people — not 200, as officials have implied — were convicted of crimes related to terrorism or national security.
Most of the others were convicted of relatively minor crimes such as making false statements and violating immigration law — and had nothing to do with terrorism, the analysis shows. For the entire list, the median sentence was just 11 months
The NYT does a nice series on class in America pointing out that, contrary to popular belief, it has become increasingly difficult for the poor to get richer, and the rich to get poorer. In fact, it's easier for a lower middle class person in England or France to raise their status than it is for their American counterparts.
And, wonder of wonders, actual criticizm of the situation!
The emperor is underclothed.
ps: keep those Meme ideas coming! Link