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    Posted by Dr. ARUDOU, Debito on December 1st, 2008

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    Hi Blog.  Just a quick word to tell you that my tenth Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE column will be coming out tomorrow, Tues Dec 2 (Weds in print in the provinces).  Topic this time:  700 words on the Obama victory and why his election will, given the shameful excesses of the Bush II Presidency, be a welcome respite for human rights activists in Japan.  Get a copy!  Arudou Debito in Iwate

    2 Responses to “Get Japan Times Tues Dec 2 for new JUST BE CAUSE column, on Obama’s election”

    1. Tornadoes28 Says:

      I am very happy Bush is gone. His presidency will be considered one of the worst ever. I read your Japan Times article “Hailing the Tailing End of Bush”. I agree with the vast majority of your complaints about Bush. But some are not correct.

      Calling the 2000 Supreme Court decision a coup d’etat is a bit extreme.

      You stated “Wars in two countries grounded on lies about weapons of mass destruction”. Only Iraq should be included here. Afghanistan was not based on these lies nor was Afghanistan an illegal war. It was necessary.

      Forthcoming presidential pardons for connected felons. This may be true but all presidents are guilty of this. And I think Bill Clinton will go down as one of the worst offenders of this, even worse then Bush.

    2. TJJ Says:

      Has everyone read what Noam Chomsky has to say about what’s next after Obama?

      http://www.democracynow.org/2008/11/24/noam_chomsky_what_next_the_elections

      Food for thought.

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