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Thursday, February 7, 2013

"Do not burn your house down just because a rat annoyed you." Nigerian proverb for February 6. From the calendar "African Wisdom for Life" by Annetta Miller

 I have been really upset at how the Obama administration has used drones to target and kill US Citizens thought to be terrorists without any real oversight.   I was also thinking that the "rat" in the proverb could be the "war on terrorism" and we are using the threat of terrorism to destroy the ideals of this country.  http://www.salon.com/2013/02/05/when_liberals_ignore_injustice/

Open Society has also just come out with a report of how third countries were used to torture suspected terrorists at the request of the CIA.  Just listen to this clip and you will be shocked http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkSCYFyN8hg  and then go on to read the report.  It is hard to believe the Obama administration would allow this but I think it can still happen through most of it happened under the Bush administration.  Power corrupts is such an over used phrase but it is still so true.  

sorry I went so political!

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