I didn't watch it until late at night on CNN. They showed bush dancing with Laura about 70 times. Yawn. What a spectacle. I watched a rerun of the speech. Did he talk about spreading freedom enough to piss you off? How about liberty? Like he has any clue. Does he have any idea about the irony in his words? Obviously someone else wrote the speech. Someone who was probably snickering while writing it and couldn't wait to watch the pundits analyze it as if it were true. Stupid TV pundits. What a joke.
Get this line: "There is only one force of history that can break the reign of hatred and resentment, and expose the pretensions of tyrants and reward the hopes of the decent and tolerant, and that is the force of human freedom."
Where do you think we are going to use the "force of human freedom" next? Do you not love that expression? That means we are going to bomb the shit out of countries in the name of freedom and liberty. Does that mean we are going to invade Saudi Arabia? Now that is one tyrannical oppressive woman hating theocracy if I ever saw one. How about that Sharon character in Israel. What a model of decency he is. And he has WMD's too.
Then bush said, "The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands. The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world." Oh boy. More wars kiddies. That is the bushista way of spreading freedom. By spreading fear and napalm. And he wants his allies to join in the fun. Can you say World War III? "So it is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world."
"America will not pretend that jailed dissidents prefer their chains, or that women welcome humiliation and servitude, or that any human being aspires to live at the mercy of bullies." Oh then we are going free the tortured prisoners in Abu Ghraib and Gitmo! And we are going to invade Saudi Arabia, women's rights in America won't be threatened and he is going to resign. Whew. He is such a flip flopper though. One minute it's war talk and the next minute it's peace and freedom talk.
"America's belief in human dignity will guide our policies. Yet rights must be more than the grudging concessions of dictators; they are secured by free dissent and the participation of the governed." Hmmmm. That's America's belief but I don't believe that it will guide bushista's policies though. I will have to see it to believe it. Won't you?
"All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know: the United States will not ignore your oppression, or excuse your oppressors. When you stand for your liberty, we will stand with you." Um, does this hold true for those of us here in the states as well? Will they not ignore the oppression of the poor and illiterate and will they quit relegating those who stand for truth to the free speech zones off in the distance? Just wondering.
Well it was just a speech. No sense holding bush to his word.