The Sweetheart Issue -- February 2006
When it comes to power, the Republicans are like druggies who can't make any money dealing drugs because they keep consuming all the product. Right when they are in the middle of hijacking the government, they get caught stealing the silverware. That's why you have to love them, and in “Jack Abramoff's House of Cards,” the AFP takes you deeper into the methodology of influence-peddling than any of the big media outlets. Once you read this article, you too will know how a Jew can use Christian evangelists to scare Native Americans into giving millions of dollars to lobbyists, and why it can cost the nation billions to send a few old white guys on a golf trip to Scotland. Speaking of sleazy governments, how about The Vatican? In “A Law Unto Itself: The Vatican Rules,” the AFP digs into the pedophilia scandal rocking the Catholic Church to its core, examines the current Pope's former role as a member of Hitler Youth, and considers whether the Pope is really the “leader of a sovereign nation” who should enjoy immunity from lawsuits filed by Americans alleging a conspiracy of silence to protect pedophile priests from prosecution and the Church from lawsuits. A review of Webster Tarpley's book on Bush the First, “The Unauthorized History of George Bush,” and an excerpt from his new book “Synthetic Terrorism” round out an informed view of The New World Order. Poetry by Michael Wear and enchiladas by Frida Khalo make this issue delicious as well as nutritious.