O'connor warns of dictatorship
- It was reported that she used the word "dictatorship"
twice in her speech. From NPR.org:
Newly retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day
O'Connor took on conservative Republican critics of
the courts in a speech Thursday. She told an audience
at Georgetown University that Republican proposals,
and their sometimes uncivil tone, pose a danger to the
independence of the judiciary, and the freedoms of all
--- Greg Cannon <gregcannon1@...> wrote:
> Rumsfeld's claim that there hasn't ever been a
> "popular war" seems silly to me. The
> War was fairly popular, certainly more popular than
> other wars we've fought. The invasion of Afghanistan
> was also fairly popular, and a lot more recent.
> Rumsfeld blames Bush low ratings on the failures of
> our history teachers
> Source: Huffington Post (blog) (3-9-06)
> According to a blog post by Arianna Huffington,
> Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld believes that
> ignorance of history is of grave concern:
> "I think the biggest problem we've got in the
> is people don't study history anymore. People who go
> to school in high schools and colleges, they tend to
> study current events and call it history... There
> just too darn few people in our country who study
> history enough."
> "There's never been a popular war. You can't name a
> popular war. There isn't such a thing."
> "George Washington was almost fired."
> "The Civil War was the ugliest thing -- carnage.
> 10,000, 15,000 people killed in a battle."
> "Same thing in World War II... Franklin Roosevelt
> one of the most hated people in the country and he
> President of the United States. He was
> Commander-in-Chief. He did a terrific job."
> Posted on Friday, March 10, 2006 at 12:38 PM
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