A noted person is quoted in today’s news saying he “considers it extremely unlikely that the American people consent to the billions of dollars of annual expenditure from [their] treasury for this [Iraq] military misadventure.” The same man added: “You are witnessing daily that under the pretext of ‘the war on terror,’ civil liberties in the United States are being increasingly curtailed. Even the privacy of individuals is fast losing its meaning.” Sounds to me like someone from the liberal opinion makers from within the U.S. who sees Bush as evil and this Iraq war as ridiculous and immoral. These quotes seem pretty mainstream to me. The same leader further warned the new Democratic majority that “they control an important branch of the U. S. Government . . . [so you] will be held to account by the people and by history.” Yes, this does sound exactly like some of the solutions now on daily offer within the U.S.
There is one problem with such a conclusion. These words are not from the American far left, or even from our most liberal expressions