Why is it that this frail, ancient old woman is the only journalist in Washington with the hutzpah to ask the important questions? The woman has guts, and her peers should be ashamed of their noodling. From her most recent interview with Salon's Glenn Greenwald, Thomas shows she is not discouraged in her fight to restore the accountability and integrity of journalists, and America as a whole.
I think the American people, like people all over the world, know that under international law, you only go to war if you're attacked or you have a treaty with another country to go to war if they're attacked.
An unprovoked war, based on every rationale that turns out to be untrue, certainly has caused our esteem in the world -- we are despised -- not because we gave them something and took it back. It's because we were on a pedestal. We had a halo. Everything we represented, people all over the world aspired to.
And what we did was absolutely betray those great values and principles.