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"In the city of my birth, I had a dream..."
A beautiful and moving spoken essay on the conflict in Gaza from Bill Moyers. 
11th-Jan-2009 01:55 am
If you haven't watched it yet, you should. Now.

An excerpt: "Yes, every nation has the right to defend its people. Israel is no exception, all the more so because Hamas would like to see every Jew in Israel dead. But brute force can turn self-defense into state terrorism. It's what the U.S. did in Vietnam, with B-52s and napalm, and again in Iraq, with shock and awe. By killing indiscriminately - the elderly, kids, entire families by destroying schools and hospitals — Israel did exactly what terrorists do and exactly what Hamas wanted. It spilled the blood that turns the wheel of retribution."

It's also yet more proof that we need public broadcasting. Otherwise, all we'll ever hear about is what the Obama girls are eating for lunch at school. Yes, MSNBC, I'm looking at you. *grrrrrr*
11th-Jan-2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
i hate people.
we are so. dumb.

and thank you for the link.
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