Sunday, May 08, 2005

Pulling My Backhanded Slap...

re(1): 'President Discusses Freedom and Democracy in Latvia', G.W. Bush, President of the United States.

Part of my previous two posts were kindof a backhanded slap on what the President stated in his speech. I should have followed my own advice and not taken the MSM as knowledgeable on anything. Do these morons really require college degrees in something other than makeup and hairstyling? 'Never Again' I say again... Here is part of the speech:
As we mark a victory of six days ago -- six decades ago, we are mindful of a paradox. For much of Germany, defeat led to freedom. For much of Eastern and Central Europe, victory brought the iron rule of another empire. V-E Day marked the end of fascism, but it did not end oppression. The agreement at Yalta followed in the unjust tradition of Munich and the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. Once again, when powerful governments negotiated, the freedom of small nations was somehow expendable. Yet this attempt to sacrifice freedom for the sake of stability left a continent divided and unstable. The captivity of millions in Central and Eastern Europe will be remembered as one of the greatest wrongs of history.

Umm, folks, we have a good one here. A very good one.

It does seem that he has read a bit in his 50+ years. Especially since becoming President.

And Paleocons and Leftist (War for Oil, WMD, other stupid comments):
For all the problems that remain, it is a miracle of history that this young century finds us speaking about the consolidation of freedom throughout Europe. And the stunning democratic gains of the last several decades are only the beginning. freedom is not tired. The ideal of human dignity is not weary. And the next stage of the world democratic movement is already unfolding in the broader Middle East.

We seek democracy in that region for the same reasons we spent decades working for democracy in Europe -- because freedom is the only reliable path to peace. If the Middle East continues to simmer in anger and resentment and hopelessness, caught in a cycle of repression and radicalism, it will produce terrorism of even greater audacity and destructive power. But if the peoples of that region gain the right of self-government, and find hopes to replace their hatreds, then the security of all free nations will be strengthened. We will not repeat the mistakes of other generations, appeasing or excusing tyranny, and sacrificing freedom in the vain pursuit of stability. We have learned our lesson; no one's liberty is expendable. In the long run, our security and true stability depend on the freedom of others. And so, with confidence and resolve, we will stand for freedom across the broader Middle East.

I guess you will just have to accept that this President just does not seem to understand real politic. The Stupid rube!!!

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