By Noam Chomsky, written following his trip to the Gaza Strip on October 25-30, 2012.
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Posted Thursday, March 25, 2004
Noam has started a blog, called Turning the Tide. Be sure to check it out.
OpEdNews.com article, Chomsky's Right, Bush Hast to Go, by Michael Leon (March 23, 2004): "I voted for a socialist for president in 1992 and for Ralph Nader in 1996 and 2000. But Bush simply needs to be gone. And much of the American left's assertions that there are no significant differences between the policies of the Democrats and Republicans is a proposition that is simply unsustainable today with Bush's crew running things."
The Toronto Star brief interview, Does the U.S. Want Democracy? (March 23, 2004): "Every act of violence increases the recruitment of terrorists," he said. "Iraq has been turned into a base of terror."
Audio recording of a speech on terrorism and the occupation of Iraq, delivered on the International Day of Action (March 20, 2004): "I don't know how many tens of thousand of talks I've given over the last forty years, but I've learnt that when I don't have time to prepare a talk the easiest way to arrange it is just to read the morning's newspapers."
CounterPunch article, Chomsky's Lesser-Evilism, by Phil Gasper (March 20, 2004): "Chomsky's acceptance of the "anybody but Bush" position is sure to be influential, but on this occasion the arguments he offers represent wishful thinking rather than the clear-headed political analysis for which he is famous. There is no question that the Bush administration's policies are "cruel and savage", but John Kerry (along with the majority of Democrats in the Senate) supported most of them, including the war on Afghanistan, the Patriot Act, the war on Iraq, and the "No Child Left Behind" education act."
Democracy Now audio comment on Haiti's History (March 17): "A few days before President Jean Bertrand Aristide was flown from Haiti to the Central African Republic, MIT professor Noam Chomsky spoke at the University of Massachusetts about Haiti and the brewing coup d'etat."
The Gurdian interview, on the Occupation of Iraq and the Trial of Saddam (March 16, 2004): "Not very many people are aware of the fact that the US is planning to construct what will be the world's largest embassy in Iraq, with maybe 3,000 people. The military plans to maintain permanent bases and a substantial US military presence as long as they want it."
The Toronto Star article, How America Determines Friends and Foes (March 14, 2004): "Every self-respecting president has a doctrine attached to his name. The core principle of the Bush II doctrine is that the United States must "rid the world of evil," as the president said right after 9/11."
ZNet article, US-Haiti (March 9, 2004): "Those who have any concern for Haiti will naturally want to understand how its most recent tragedy has been unfolding. And for those who have had the privilege of any contact with the people of this tortured land, it is not just natural but inescapable."