Jan 13, 2004

Public Policy Crush List

#3. Jeffrey Record, Army War College Professor

Fish may rot from the head down, but it seems that the academic branch of the military (I know, sounds like an oxymoron doesn't, it) has at least some semblance of sense left. In a paper, Record calls the Iraq war a " strategic error," and a misuse of U.S. military resources. "'The United States may be able to defeat al-Qaeda, but it cannot rid the world of terrorism, much less evil,' Record writes. "

Story here.

#2. The ACLU, for defending Rush Limbaugh's right to privacy.

He may be an asshole, but he's citizen, ergo the Bill of Rights applies. Yep, Rush, by "humans" they mean black people, white people, homosexuals, immigrants, ignorant scumbags like yourself, and everyone else with a pulse...

"It may seem odd that the ACLU has come to the defense of Rush Limbaugh," the Florida chapter's executive director, Howard Simon, said in a statement. "But we have always said that the ACLU's real client is the Bill of Rights and we will continue to safeguard the values of equality, fairness and privacy for everyone, regardless of race, economic status or political point of view."

#1. Brazil

Apparently in reatliation for U.S. legislature stating that all Brazilian visitors to the United States must be fingerprinted, Brazil has instituted a policy whereby all visitors from the United States to Brazil must be fingerprinted. What's good for the goose is good for the gander, yankee. The Brazilian government has not backed down despite the fact that Rio is complaining that it will affect the tourist trade.

Story here

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