Saturday, February 21, 2004

This is getting pretty lame:

In the president's radio address today, Bush said:
The terrorists know that the emergence of a free Iraq will be a major blow against a worldwide terrorist movement.
Really, now. Iraq was a non-player when it came to terrorism directed against the United States. And a free Iraq will do what? First of all, we have no idea what a free Iraq will look like. Bush seems to imply that a free Iraq will be some sort of liberal democracy like Iceland or New Zealand, but freedom has many faces, and we shouldn't overlook the possibility that Iraq will be "free" to become a theocracy - or something worse. And anyway, since when did the "worldwide terrorists movement" bet the farm on Iraq?


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