April 6, 2003 - B
Liberty & War
April 01/03 Best-Laid Plans by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
"What's especially interesting is how attempts at central planning display a series of highly typical features. Whether we are talking about a Breshnev-style economic plan, a New-Deal-style antidepression program, or the current war against Iraq, government planners are inclined toward the same failings..."
"...F.A. Hayek described the voluntary society as one of continual learning. We might describe government planning as one in which ignorance persists no matter what."(1)
Mar 31/03 Rule-the-World Productions Proudly Presents... by Harry Browne
"Now Playing on a TV Channel Near You
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coming Attractions ...
"...We apologize that some of our previous epics ended tragically.
Operation Vietnamese Freedom didn't live up to its advance billing..." (2)
The Agony and the Ecstasy
How the OxyContin crackdown hurts patients in pain
April 1/03 The Free-Market Approach to the Medical Malpractice Crisis by Rep. Ron Paul, MD
"...the root cause of the malpractice crisis: the shift away from treating the doctor-patient relationship as a contract to viewing it as one governed by federal regulations..."(4)
April 1/03 Police, army colluded to kill IRA suspects
It's disillusioning to hear this:
"The 15-year investigation by John Stevens, now head of Scotland Yard, found that renegade officers ran an assassination policy under which details of suspected IRA members were passed to loyalist paramilitaries who then executed them." (5)
Mar 31/03 Civilian Casualties
"AFP journalists have witnessed five such incidents in which civilians were the primary victims of a coalition strike, reporting at least 70 dead and dozens of wounded." (6)
April 2/03 In bed with the military by Ilana Mercer
"This invasion is causing a tectonic shakeup around the Arab world, but we Americans and our reporters don't want to know..."
"Iraq was invaded – but "coalition forces" are now complaining bitterly that Iraqis are not respecting the Geneva Convention." (7)
April 2/03 Bush Doctrine, R.I.P.? by Patrick J. Buchanan
"If we had trouble finding allies when we were demanding that Saddam obey Security Council resolutions, where will we find them as that doctrine is applied to ..."
"...Is America prepared to pay the price of empire? ..." (8)
March 26/03 What's next, after Baghdad? by Patrick J. Buchanan
"Apparently, the boys were yukking it up over what we were going to do to the French, Germans, Iranians, Syrians and Untied Nations, after we polished off the Iraqis...
"...What was it Burke said? Great empires and small minds go ill together."(9)
Mar 26/03 Betraying brave boys by Ilana Mercer
"Perhaps if Americans were unable to go about their daily lives, like Iraqis, or Israelis, or Egyptians, or Syrians or Lebanese, or Palestinians during the wars in that region; perhaps if every American personally knew an Avshalom, perhaps then Americans wouldn't be so eager to send kids to kill and be killed." (10)
Best-Laid Plans, Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., April 01, 2003
Harry Browne, March 31, 2003
ReasonOnline, April 2003, The Agony and the Ecstasy How the OxyContin crackdown hurts patients in pain By Melinda Ammann
Sydney Morning Herald, smh.com.au, Police, army colluded to kill IRA suspects
April 1 2003
news24.com, Kids became 'human torches', 31/03/2003