The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Sunday, January 09, 2005


This report from Newsweek, courtesy of Daily Kos, sounds incredible. On the other hand, given this admin's track record of adopting failed policies from Christmas past, it sounds a bit too plausible to immediately write off. And a bit too much like Rummy's still calling the shots.

"NEWSWEEK has learned, the Pentagon is intensively debating an option that dates back to a still-secret strategy in the Reagan administration's battle against the leftist guerrilla insurgency in El Salvador in the early 1980s. Then, faced with a losing war against Salvadoran rebels, the U.S. government funded or supported "nationalist" forces that allegedly included so-called death squads directed to hunt down and kill rebel leaders and sympathizers."