And these are the freedoms we fought for. The freedom to ask, and not be told – lest we encourage terrorists – what really happened, and who was in the loop when it happened. Such were the freedoms Nixon encouraged in Chile when he helped Pinochet to censor, torture and kill those inconvenient to the many, many secrets America wanted to keep.

These are the freedoms we fought for, and will now defend in Iraq for decades if Bush and Howard, brothers-in-arms for “freedom”, get their way.

In Saddam’s hanging we saw them all at once.

Copyright 2007. The Sydney Morning Herald

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