The book the reader has now before his eyes - from one end to the other, in its whole and in its details, whatever the omissions, the exceptions, or the faults - is the march from evil to good, from injustice to justice, from the false to the true, from night to day, from appetite to conscience, from rottenness to life, from brutality to duty, from Hell to Heaven, from nothingness to God. Starting point: matter; goal: the soul. Hydra at the beginning, angel at the end.
It should be obvious that this pattern of systematic holes and gaps in Iraq's declaration is not the result of accidents, editing oversights or technical mistakes. These are material omissions that -- in our view -- constitute another material breach. It is up to Iraq to prove that there is some other explanation besides the obvious one, that this declaration is just one more act of deception in a history of lies from a defiant dictator.
It's not the function of the court to correct omissions or failures on the part of the Legislature. One Supreme Court case after another is just pointing out the fact that we need reform.
While our 'Errors and Omissions' insurance is not terribly expensive, that would be one thing I would not have to spend money on if the state provided that.
We put the blame on a 14-year-old for the sins and omissions of the adults. This could have been prevented if those adults who stood by came forward, yet we expect him to act with greater courage.
Omissions are not accidents.
Of course, we knew that the official reports were sketchy, if not falsified. But, in terms of information theory, this is precisely where the problem lay How were we to reconstruct reality from incomplete or false reports It is not true that virtually all news in a totalitarian state is false. On the contrary, most news is completely correct, albeit tendentiously slanded it is just that certain information is suppressed. One can adjust for the political slanting of the news, but there is virtually no way to fill in the omissions.
Tomorrow night is nothing but one long sleepless wrestle with yesterday's omissions and regrets.
I am fully committed to thorough and impartial investigations that examine the role, commissions and omissions of the entire chain of command, and that includes me.
The omissions are performance-based there's no doubt about that,