Wow, the man never fails to amaze me. Such consistency over time. As ND would say, “Frickin’ idiot!*”
What does “freedom” mean to this guy? It’s “cultural elitism” to think that certain countries don’t want or can’t handle American-style “freedom.”
OK, complaining that Iraq isn’t free is like complaining that a Model T doesn’t come with automatic transmission. I guess I’ll play the “elitist” card and say that these people are cultural infants! They are like cavemen clubbing each other, and we’d like to impose a 21st-century democratic polity on them. Good luck! Let’s teach them how to play bridge while we’re at it.
Bush is soooo ignorant. He tries to do the spin thing and just keeps stomping on his dick. Take his speech about the Far East. Hmm, Japan still has a hangover from its last binge, but it’s doing OK. Taiwan is, ya know, selling lots of shit! And China’s markets are opening, but they just need to modernize their political system! Hee-haw!
Er, didja forget a Far Eastern country called “Vietnam,” Mr. Prez? Still nominally Communist, ground into hamburger by us in the 60s and 70s (oh, but they kicked our ass, too, go figure), and gettin’ all modern ‘n’ economically successful despite the fact we fucked with them royally?
Shux, there couldn’t be a lesson in there for us regarding ol’ Iraq now could there, Ol’ Mr. Prez, huh?
That darn someoneorother!
W talks a good talk about “evil” but knows jack shit about it. To wit, one important fact he’s yet to learn: “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.” Like someone proficient in jujutsu, evil will use the energy expended for the sake of “freedom” to fuck up both the do-gooder and the do-goodee.
Hence, we can’t leave Iraq. Just can’t. It would dishonor the dead (throwing good money/life after bad). It would make the world more dangerous! (Isn’t throwing ourselves at a primitive, insane region the most dangerous thing of all? Go figure.) And al-Qaeda would win, dammit!
Is Bush fucking six years old? That’s the moral and political logic he’s working with. God help/save the USA!