"The End of America" - 4th of July food for thought from Scott Ritter
- War on terror
- U.S. Constitution
- Bill of Rights
- 4th Amendment
- Geneva Convention
- U.N. Convention against Torture
- Abu Ghraib
- Extraordinary rendition
- Warrantless domestic wiretapping
- Patriot Act
- Military Commissions Act
- CIA black sites
- Presidential signing statements
- Executive privilege
- Unitary executive
- Telecom immunity
Spoken before the US invaded Iraq"We can call ouselves Americans. We can fly the American flag, but unless we stand up and defend the values that define us as Americans, we will cease being Americans."
Scott Ritter gave this talk before the US invaded Iraq. As a former US Marine Corps officer, UN weapons inspector and expert on the armaments of Iraq, he very publicly disputed the Bush adminstration's claim that Iraq was a threat to the US.
Now the US is on the same path with regards to war against Iran.
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