Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Two Minutes Hate

The programmes of the Two Minutes Hate varied from day to day, but there was none in which Goldstein was not the principal figure. He was the primal traitor, the earliest defiler of the Party's purity. All subsequent crimes against the Party, all treacheries, acts of sabotage, heresies, deviations, sprang directly out of his teaching. Somewhere or other he was still alive and hatching his conspiracies: perhaps somewhere beyond the sea, under the protection of his foreign paymasters, perhaps even -- so it was occasionally rumoured -- in some hiding-place in Oceania itself.

Rumsfeld Warns Iraq's Neighbors Against Aiding Zarqawi
Published: June 1, 2005

WASHINGTON, June 1 - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld delivered a warning to Iraq's neighbors today, declaring that any country offering aid to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, would be guilty of helping someone "with blood on his hands."

In a news briefing at which he vigorously defended United States policy in Iraq and American treatment of detainees, Mr. Rumsfeld said Mr. Zarqawi, who was reported to have been wounded recently, was probably in Iraq.

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