How ugly is politics?
Will be back in a sec… workin’ for the man.
Quick observation. If politics is ugly, then realpolitik is downright revolting.
Why do these guys mock the
"It's been a very good deal for the government of Sudan to give little tidbits of information about suspects around the world in order to blunt United States outrage over what’s happening in Darfur," Prendergast says.
Last year, the
"This is the same guy who was the architect of the counter-insurgency strategy in
"Look, this is a hard thing to swallow, because what you’re saying is, the United States is in bed with the government in Khartoum on counterterrorism issues and therefore we are looking the other way on a genocide I mean, that’s tough," Pelley remarks.
"I think it's a really heinous arrangement and one that history will judge very harshly," Prendergast replies.
As Borat would say, “We support your War of Terror.”
2) HR 5680: Ethiomedia has an article by one Don Baseman from
A foreign policy assistant to Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) told us that his office was "lobbied hard by the State Department to vote against sanctions". The Blumenauer staffer said "the Bush administration does not want to upset Prime Minister Zenawi" because of his 'cooperation' against terrorists.
Oh yeah. That again. Prime Minister as a good soldier against terror? I wonder what the lingo will be when he turns against
3) EU and Yalemzewd: Congressman Donald Payne makes an explosive accusation in his press release of October 21:
Yalemzewd, who works for the European Commission in Addis found out late last week that a decision was made to arrest her. She decided to stay in her office to avoid arrest. After several days, she was asked by a senior EC official to leave the office.
Yalemzewd was betrayed by her own employer. Instead of protecting her, this official ruined her life. I strongly condemn this act and call on the European Commission to investigate this decision.
Woah. Inde Hewan urges us to write the EU to take responsibility, and to make sure Yalemzewd is not tortured by the EU’s ally. Here are the relevant emails:
(see the comments section of the previous post for a sample letter.)
So, how ugly is politics? Pretty f’ing ugly. For solace I turn to music and pictures of
The folks at Yag for Life have great photographs of water projects they’ve funded.
… and somehow, life goes on.