Democracy takes another hit

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41297938/ns/us_news-security/

So the judges have magnanomously reduced a 155 year sentence for doing nothing to a 30 year sentence for doing nothing, and the Obama administration has done nothing to make American society less Orwelllian than it was under Bush.

So even if money is being given to people for a social purpose rather than a terrorist purpose, the government can still label that as contributing to terrorism and treat, say, feeding hungry children as a worse crime than murder provided that the beneficiaries are arabs.

Hezbollah is little more than a scaled down, arab equivalent of the Republican party with the complexity that entails.

Isreal is the non-communist world’s version of North Korea and unwillingness to bend to their will hardly makes Hezbollah criminal per se.