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Monday, July 14, 2003

Spying for Freedom 

Claire Wolfe may have had a point when she wrote that it is too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards. So what is one to do? Well, there is always the possibility of becoming a spy for freedom.

The Government Information Awareness (GIA) provides a "framework for US citizens to construct and analyze a comprehensive database on our government." The mission:

"To empower citizens by providing a single, comprehensive, easy-to-use repository of information on individuals, organizations, and corporations related to the government of the United States of America."

Divided From Day One 

A 25-member "governing council" for Iraq met for the first time Sunday, July 13. At a "rowdy press conference" the same day the council's representatives appeared "broadly divided on the subject of the coalition presence in Iraq," according to The Financial Times (July 14):

"Disagreement on this fundamental issue raged between Abdel Aziz al Hakim, representing the Iran-backed Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, and Ahmed Chalabi, head of the Pentagon-backed Iraqi National Congress. Mr al Hakim referred to the coalition as occupiers while Mr Chalabi insisted they were liberators."

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