Thursday, January 20, 2005

Noble words, less so with the deeds

Bush today, at his second Inauguration/Installation/Deification -

"Today, America speaks anew to the peoples of the world:

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."

Until we're done invading your country, that is, at which point you're on your own:

Afghan warlord General Abdul Rashid Dostum has survived an assassination attempt by a suicide bomber.
He was not hurt when the attacker blew himself up outside a mosque in the northern town of Sheberghan where the general had been praying.

About 20 others were wounded. The Taleban said it carried out the attack to avenge the killing of its members.

General Dostum is a controversial figure who ran for president last year and helped oust the Taleban in 2001

Ah, yes. Former warlords in charge, fundamentalist whack-jobs back on the prowl, and let's not forget the booming opium trasde - who wouldn't want to end up like Afghanistan?

You can practically smell the liberty all the way from here...

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