Only Nader Is Right on the Issues By Chris Hedges + Nader on Guantanamo Bay

by Chris Hedges
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Truthdig
Nov 3, 2008

Ralph Nader after the speech - Green Lecture

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Tomorrow I will go to a polling station in Princeton, N.J., and vote for Ralph Nader. I know the tired arguments against a Nader vote. He can’t win. A vote for Nader is a vote for McCain. He threw the election to George W. Bush in 2000. He is an egomaniac.

There is little disagreement among liberals and progressives about the Nader and Obama campaign issues. Nader would win among us in a landslide if this was based on issues. Sen. Barack Obama’s vote to renew the Patriot Act, his votes to continue to fund the Iraq war, his backing of the FISA Reform Act, his craven courting of the Israeli lobby, his support of the death penalty, his refusal to champion universal, single-payer not-for-profit health care for all Americans, his call to increase troop levels and expand the war in Afghanistan, his failure to call for a reduction in the bloated and wasteful defense spending and his lobbying for the huge taxpayer swindle known as the bailout are repugnant to most of us on the left. Nader stands on the other side of all those issues.

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Chris Hedges spent two decades as a foreign reporter covering wars in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. His latest books are Death of the Liberal Class, and The World as It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress.

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Nader on Guantanamo Bay

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2008 Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader answers a question from the audience about his stance on military tribunals and Guantanamo Bay. From The Forum Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio, October 30, 2008.

Nader on Guantanamo Bay

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3 thoughts on “Only Nader Is Right on the Issues By Chris Hedges + Nader on Guantanamo Bay

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  3. Damn, Hedges is my hero. Such depth and sorrow, such passion and rage. So very “impractical”. Thank you, Mr. Hedges and thank you for posting this, Lo. It’s breathtaking.

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