Loose Cannons

October 26, 2007

Money for nothing

"The biggest banks in the United States, with active encouragement from the Treasury Department, unveiled a plan yesterday to keep the housing-related debt crisis from worsening. If the banks' initiative works as planned … the banks will collect fees for little more than promising to make loans if no-one else will." — New York Times, October 16.

Call for global ban on physics textbooks?

"We got a leader in Iran who has announced that he wants to destroy Israel. So I've told people that if you're interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing them from having the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon." — US Emperor George Bush II, October 17.

Call to close Guantanamo Bay prison?

"President George W. Bush called on the world to steer Cuba out of its 'tropical Gulag' toward democracy, drawing charges from Havana that he is inciting to violence." — Agence France-Presse, October 25.

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