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Monday, May 12, 2003  

••Gore Vidal's Prophetic Injustice••

In lieu of America's current and potentially perpetual "war on terror", with the war in Afghanistan waged in 2002 and the U.S. prëemptive war on Iraq this spring of 2003 still fresh in our collective minds, i thought it appropos to re-publish a portentous paragraph from the opening chapter from "Dreaming War: Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta", the latest book, or "pamphlet" (as the author prefers to call it) written by America's last small "r" Republican, Gore Vidal.

"Dreaming War" contains a collection of articles and essay's he's written over the past 8 yrs.; but what is paticularly chilling if not downright prophetic, is the 2nd last line of the final paragraph found in Chapter 1, excerpted from an article he initially wrote in The Nation on January 15, 2001 :

"Expect a small war -- or two in order to keep military appropriations flowing. There will also be tax relief for the very rich...... The military -- Cheney, Powell, et al. -- will be calling the tune, and the whole nation will be on constant alert, for, as James Baker has already warned us, Terrorism is everywhere on the march".
-- Gore Vidal, January 15, 2001

posted by voxpopgirl | 5/12/2003