“I don’t believe in neutrality because the world is already moving in certain directions and wars are going on and children are going hungry. Terrible things are happening. And so to be neutral in a situation like this when things are already moving is to collaborate with whatever is going on. And I don’t want to collaborate with the world as it is. I want to intrude myself. I want to participate in changing the direction of things.”
- Howard Zinn
Bin Laden, [in the tape], actually quoted a paragraph from my book. The full paragraph is this: ‘If I were the president, I could stop terrorist attacks against the United States in a few days, permanently. I would first apologize very publicly and very sincerely, to all the widows and the orphans, the impoverished and the tortured, and the millions of other victims of American imperialism. I would then announce that America’s global interventions, including the awful bombings, have come to an end. And I would inform Israel that it is no longer the 51st state of the union’.
by William Blum - talking more sense than we can dream of a real president