Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Chomsky extract

Good extract from Noam Chomskys new book, Failed States. Appeared in the Independent today.

Sadly, I feel it's too late for the US to elect an administration that would have the guts to do the 7 things that could help to stem the tide against America.

"1) accept the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court and the World Court; 2) sign and carry forward the Kyoto protocols; 3) let the UN take the lead in international crises; 4) rely on diplomatic and economic measures rather than military ones in confronting terror; 5) keep to the traditional interpretation of the UN Charter; 6) give up the Security Council veto and have "a decent respect for the opinion of mankind," as the Declaration of Independence advises, even if power centres disagree; 7) cut back sharply on military spending and sharply increase social spending."

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