Wednesday, November 21, 2007

When Presidents Do It, It's Not Tyranny

George Bush makes mantras of the words "freedom" and "democracy," which is to say that he makes them meaningless syllables useful for thought-stopping. In case we needed any further proof, the Washington Post has this to say:

Bush yesterday offered his strongest support of embattled Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, saying the general "hasn't crossed the line" and
"truly is somebody who believes in democracy."

Bush spoke nearly three weeks after Musharraf declared emergency rule,
sacked members of the Supreme Court and began a roundup of journalists, lawyers
and human rights activists. Musharraf's government yesterday released about
3,000 political prisoners, although 2,000 remain in custody, according to the
Interior Ministry.

Of course Bush would love to do all that too, and much much more, but only in the name of liberty. Insofar as he understands the concepts, he despises them.


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