May 12, 2006

The Second US Civil War Is Already Underway

OK, let's stop beating about the Bush and call this what it is: a domestic US civil war.

I've been saying for some time that there appears to be a civil war underway within the newsrooms of the Washington Post and the New York Times, where ordinary decent reporters find themselves pitted against ideologically bankrupted colleagues and publishers with political ties to the Bush cabal.

But that is only the most publicly visible front of this simmering domestic war. Similar battles are underway at the Department of Justice, Department of Defence, Pentagon, CIA, FBI, ... Take your pick of government offices, chances are there is a full-blown war going on between Bush idelogues who believe anything goes in this new post-9/11 world and their old-fashioned, Constitution-abiding colleagues.

Even within the US military itself, there are huge ruptures.


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