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20 October 2006

The Most Vital, The Most Urgent, The Most Inescapable

Olbermann says it so much better than I can.



In the terror attacks of September 2001, 3000 people died.

The US government has poured billions into "The War Against Terror" and various related and unrelated enterprises.

In the five years since, roughly 150,000 people have died from gunshots. No "War on Guns".
200,000 Americans have died on her highways. No "War on Traffic".

In the United States today, one is slightly more likely to be shot by police than killed by terrorists.

Yet no "War on Cops" has been funded. And with the suspension of basic rights, such as that against self-incrimination and the presumption of innocence, none will be neccessary.

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