Daily Archives: July 2, 2004

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Metaphor, Morality, and Politics, Or Why Conservatives Have Left Liberals In the Dust

by George Lakoff © 1995, George LakoffNote: this document is a mirror. IN THIS DOCUMENT… Keeping the Moral Books The Moral Accounting Schemes Experiential Morality Conservativism Conservative Metaphors for Morality The Strict Father Model The Nation-as-Family Metaphor Liberalism The Nurturant Parent Model Liberal Metaphors for Morality The Nation-as-Family Metaphor Filling in Some Details Moral Pathologies Consequences Coda: Deep and Superficial Metaphor About the Author We may not always know it, but we think in metaphor. A large proportion of our most commonplace thoughts make use of an extensive, but unconscious, system of metaphorical concepts, that is, concepts from a typically […]

‘Anonymous’ Author of “Imperial Hubris” Revealed

by Brendan Lalor Until the publication of the July 2 issue of the Boston Phoenix, the ‘Anonymous’ author of Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror (Brassey’s, Inc.) was known only as the “former chief of the CIA’s bin Laden unit.” The Phoenix now reveals the author is Michael Scheuer, upon whose anonymity the CIA insisted as a condition of approval of his manuscript for publication. As the Phoenix points out, in the book, Scheuer disputes the Bush administration’s assertions, holding that, among other things, bin Laden is not on the run; the invasion of Iraq […]

Can the Coalition Provisional Authority Account for $20 bn of Iraq’s Money?

[ This piece follows up a story previously printed here. –BL ] The US-led CPA is leaving a legacy of muddled accounting July 01, 2004 | The Daily Star by Khatoun Haidar Real sovereignty in Iraq includes holding the CPA accountable for $20 billion in reconstruction contracts. Handing over sovereignty to the new Iraqi interim government means that the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) ceased to exist. Many fear that the US and UN commissioned audits checking for waste and fraud in Iraq reconstruction contracts will simply disappear and accountability will be lost.

New Halliburton waste alleged

Former company auditor: ?It’s just a gravy train? July 01, 2004 | NBC News by Lisa Myers, Senior investigative correspondent The Pentagon has already awarded Halliburton Co., the controversial military contractor, deals worth up to $18 billion for its work in Iraq. But now former Halliburton insiders have come forward with new allegations of massive waste of taxpayer money. Marie deYoung, a former Army chaplain who worked for Halliburton, was so upset by attacks on the company she e-mailed the CEO in December with a strategy on how to fight the “political slurs.” But today, after five months inside Halliburton’s […]