HAT FORUM Sat August 25, OISE 11am - 1pm

HAT FORUM  on Saturday August 25, 2012
TIME:  11am - 1pm
LOCATION:  OISE, 252 Bloor Street W
FACILTATOR:  Isabel Foot
TOPIC:  The US paranoid Principle: "If there is even a one-percent chance that some state or group might do serious harm to the United States, then America must respond as if that threat were a certainty..."
From chris-floyd.com:
As Suskind notes, it was Cheney who enunciated the certifiably paranoid principle that governs the regime's behavior: If there is even a one-percent chance that some state or group might do serious harm to the United States, then America must respond as if that threat were a certainty — with full force, pre-emptively, disregarding any law or institution that might hinder what Bush likes to call the "path of action." Facts and truth are unimportant; the only thing that matters is the projection of unchallengeable power: "It's not about our analysis, or finding a preponderance of evidence," said Cheney. "It's about our response.

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