Nader: 10 painful lessons of 9/11

Ralph Nader, speaking at BYU's Alternate Comme...

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Here are some suggestions:

1. Do not exaggerate our adversaries’ strength in order to produce a climate of hysteria that results in repression of civil liberties, embodied in the overwrought USA Patriot Act, and immense long-term damage to our economy. Consider the massive diversion of trillions of dollars from domestic civilian needs because of the huge expansion and misspending in military and security budgets.

2. Do not allow our leaders to lie and exaggerate as when they told us there were funded, suicidal and hateful al-Qaeda cells all over our country. They were never here. Actually, the wholesale invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan became recruiting grounds for more al-Qaeda branches there and in other countries – a fact acknowledged by both then-Army Chief of Staff George Casey and then-CIA Director Porter Goss.

via The Nader Page.

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