Here in the United States, July 4 is also known as "Independence Day". As President Bush spoke today in a Fourth of July speech to the nation from Monticello, Virginia:
"You represent many different ethnicities and races and religions. But you all have one thing in common - and that is a shared love of freedom. This love of liberty is what binds our nation together, and this is the love that makes us all Americans."
My theory is that there are other people around the world, who are not Americans, who also love things like liberty and freedom. So I think it'd be terrific if all the freedom-loving Americans President Bush is talking to would stand up and commit themselves to stopping their own country from denying freedom and self-determination to people elsewhere. Seriously, you can't have democracy and occupation at the same time.
To acknowledge the concept of independence, today we release a new episode - Iraq Under Occupation: Raed Jarrar decodes the misinformation. I admit it's a little long (~ 1 hr 10 min), but I hope everyone who is not already familiar with Raed Jarrar or his work will take the time to watch it. It is crucial that every American understand the implications of what he is saying.
[ note from Kim: Please be careful of hot dogs and soda, they are not good for you no matter how yummy they are. *smack smack* ]