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Originally posted by Quest
Don't get me wrong, I agree the war on terror is bogus...
But there are tons of articles about this on non-bias sites. Anything linked from michael moore's site is going to be ignored by bush supporters.
Originally posted by GeneralDilemma
Sometimes secrets and the acceptance of them is a cost that must be borne to live in the world we have created.
Be thankful of secrets as it means your basic lifestyle is protected.
Suskind: He says, you know, "You, Suskind, you're in what we call the 'reality-based community'" — that's actually the term he used.
I said, "The WHAT?"
He says, "The 'reality-based community'.". He said, "you all believe" — now let me see if I can get this right — "You all believe that answers to solutions will emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality."
I said, "Yeah... YEAH, OF COURSE..."
He says, "Well, let me tell you how we really see it. You see, we're an empire now. And when we act, we kinda create a reality. Events flow from our actions. And because of that, what we do is... essentially... we act, and every time we act we create a whole new set of laws of physics, which you then judiciously study for your solutions, and while you're doing that we'll act again, promulgate a whole other set."
Suskind: And this guy said, "and that's where we'll stand ultimately; you'll study us, and we'll act. We'll be the actors, and you will study what we do. And if you're really good — on good behavior — maybe thirty years from now one of us will visit that graduate seminar you'll be teaching at Dartmouth in your tweed blazer." That's the thinking.