26 avril 2009

La droite américaine Économie En Vidéos États-Unis Hétu Watch Philosophie

Au lieu des réflexions boboches de Richard Hétu sur la droite américaine, voici une analyse lumineuse des profonds changements qui sont en train de marquer ce courant politique:

Le seul changement bénéfique (et involontaire) apporté par l’élection de Barack Obama est la transformation de la droite américaine !

26 avril 2009

Lucidité américaine (II) Économie En Citations États-Unis Hétu Watch Philosophie

Thomas Jefferson

Déclaration de Thomas Jefferson, l’un des pères fondateurs des États-Unis, au sujet du rôle de l’État dans une démocratie:

« A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government. »

26 avril 2009

L’argent coule à flot Économie États-Unis Québec


En 2008, le Québec a exporté 8% de son électricité aux États-Unis.

En 2008, l’électricité exportée aux États-Unis a généré 31% des bénéfices nets d’Hydro-Québec.

Espérons que Michael Ignatieff prend des notes

Rapport annuel 2008

26 avril 2009

Truth commission États-Unis Hétu Watch Revue de presse Terrorisme

The Washington Post

Hill Briefed on Waterboarding in 2002
The Washington Post

In September 2002, four members of Congress met in secret for a first look at a unique CIA program designed to wring vital information from reticent terrorism suspects in U.S. custody. For more than an hour, the bipartisan group, which included current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), was given a virtual tour of the CIA’s overseas detention sites and the harsh techniques interrogators had devised to try to make their prisoners talk.

Among the techniques described was waterboarding, a practice that years later would be condemned as torture by Democrats and some Republicans on Capitol Hill. But on that day, no objections were raised. Instead, at least two lawmakers in the room asked the CIA to push harder, two U.S. officials said.

With one known exception, no formal objections were raised by the lawmakers briefed about the harsh methods during the two years in which waterboarding was employed, from 2002 to 2003, said Democrats and Republicans with direct knowledge of the matter. The lawmakers who held oversight roles during the period included Pelosi and Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) and Sens. Bob Graham (D-Fla.) and John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), as well as Rep. Porter J. Goss (R-Fla.) and Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan).

Officials present during the meetings described the reaction as mostly quiet acquiescence, if not outright support.