". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Friday, September 21, 2007

Contraband at Guantánamo -- Underwear!

The Guantánamo Blog

You really cannot believe how lame the military is.

This is written by one of the lawyers working with the detainees.

He's accused of smuggling -- speedos!


We attorneys have been accused of lots of under handed things by the military (on one occasion when the military screwed up and wouldn't let me see my client they filed a false affidavit in court claiming I did not want to see my client but instead wanted to go bird watching...) now one of the habeas counsel is accused of surreptitiously supplying underwear to two of his clients.... contraband underwear... and a really have to read both letters (below) to understand just how lame the military is..... ]


Graeme said...

wow. super lame

Foxessa said...

Maybe lame comes with the territory?

Love, C.

Sontín said...

You must be aware of how dangerous properly used speedo can really be ...

Nica blog and thank you for the link. I have added your blog to my links as well.

Foxessa said...

Sontin -- Your blog is also beautiful, as well as useful.

Love, C.

Sontín said...

Thank you Foxessa. I ment to say "nice" blog rather than "nica". It is also very interesting to read.

Foxessa said...

Your blog is good to read, but it is also beautiful.

Love, C.