July 31st, 2003

animated lone

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I watched the movie The Quiet American today. One of the plot elements concerned a CIA instigation of a Vietnamese civilian bombing that was staged so that they could blame the Communists for the atrocities. It would not seem so real if I had not recently heard an NPR interview with a man who claimed the CIA had done exactly the same thing in Iran in order to put the shah back in power.

Has there been a time during any recent administration when a president didn't look us straight in the eye and lie ?

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I spoke to the new self-contained room teacher tonight. She is going to be great to work with, I think. She has a lot of good ideas for working with the students and working together as a team.

I have to go to a training class tomorrow. The wheels of work are cranking up again. I've got to motivate myself to get some more preparation done!