Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Practice what you preach

"I'm sorry, U.N., heh, heh, but I just don't have the time, heh, heh. This is a comfortable chair. Unka Dick, can I get one for the Oval Office?"


Tom Harper said...

Interesting series of links. If this is the kind of "democracy" we're spreading around the world, no wonder nobody else wants it.

Randal Graves said...

You'd think you'd want your own house in order, and have some legitimately pro-freedom (you know, the real kind) principles on top of that, and then NOT try to force it down anyone's throat. But anything that takes nuance or is best achieved by not blowing the shit out of something is just off the radar to these clowns.

PoliShifter said...

It really makes my stomach churn listening to Bush talk about "peace, freedom, and democracy!" when we can't even get that in our own country!

We have people holed up at Gitmo with no rights.

Our government can spy on anyone anytime he wants with no warrants.

We're spreading war not peace.

We spreading chaos not democracy. And now Bush wants to repeat the whole thing in Iran.

It's mind blowing.

I would find it hard to believe if anyone took Bush seriously anymore with respect to Bush's freedom/democracy rant. With respect to war and bombing countries pre-emptively, people need to take Bush very seriously.

Randal Graves said...

With respect to war and bombing countries pre-emptively, people need to take Bush very seriously.

It's already happened once. "We don't have the troops, there's no way he would again." Really? Just like they wouldn't do all those things you mention, un-American things? It's not like there's any real oversight going on. Sure, Waxman will sound angry now and then, Conyers' head will pop up here and there, but no bigwigs are ever going to be punished for their crimes and I'm really starting to think Juan Cole is right when he said that if a Dem gets in, he/she will be spending so much time cleaning up Bush/Cheney/PNAC's mess that they'll get saddled with the blame ("you didn't get us out fast enough like you said you would!") then another wingnut'll get in in 2012. I need a drink.