A "Secret" Government: Nothing New Here

A friend sent me a link to the 1987 Bill Moyers documentary "The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis." Watching this refreshes the memory about what we are witnessing in Iraq, in the Justice Department, the FBI and throughout the slog of the Bush presidency. It gets scary when the wheels come off the war wagon. It gets icky when you lift up an old board out in a field and put the light of day on the creepy thinks lurking underneath.

This is the full length 90 min. version of Bill Moyer's 1987 scathing critique of the criminal subterfuge carried out by the Executive ... all » Branch of the United States Government to carry out operations which are clearly contrary to the wishes and values of the American people. The ability to exercise this power with impunity is facilitated by the National Security Act of 1947. The thrust of the exposé is the Iran-Contra arms and drug-running operations which flooded the streets of our nation with crack cocaine. The significance of the documentary is probably greater today in 2007 than it was when it was made. We now have a situation in which these same forces have committed the most egregious terrorist attack on US soil and have declared a fraudulent so-called "War on Terror". The ruling regime in the US who have conducted the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, are now banging the war drum against Iran. We have the PATRIOT act which has stripped us of many of our basic civil rights justified by the terror of 9/11 which is their own doing.

Watch the full show (90 minutes).

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