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Everyone's Fault But His

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006 9:42 AM


In remarks during a stop in Estonia, Mr. Bush blamed the sectarian strife on attacks by al-Qaeda, which cause people to seek reprisal.

Would those be the same people yearning for freedom (it's God's Gift™ – now specially priced for the holidays)? Perhaps it has eluded the Decider's razor-sharp intellect that people only turn to vigilante justice when they feel their needs are neither being addressed or met.

"When you see a young democracy beginning to emerge in the Middle East, the extremists try to defeat its emergence," Bush said, drawing comparisons between Iraq and recent events in Lebanon and increased tensions between Israel and Palestine. "Extremists attack because they can't stand the thought of a democracy. And the same thing is happening in Iraq."

Um … hasn't Israel been a democracy since its inception in 1948? Are we talking dog years when it comes to diplomacy? And when was the last time there was a 'young democracy beginning to emerge' in the Middle East? Bush is citing an example he pulled out of his southern hemisphere.

Of course, a few beats later, Mr. Bush starts pointing fingers at Iran and Syria, who have allegedly bankrolled and trained troops in Moqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army.

And yet, even with the potential for the Daddy Save My Worthless Ass Baker Commission to recommend diplomatic engagement with Iran and Syria, Mr. Bush remains intransigent.

He points out that Iraq is a sovereign nation, but that if they want to talk to Iran, that's fine. He nonetheless insists that Iraqis want Iran to leave them alone – which clearly explains why Iraqi President Jalal Talabani met with Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday and asked for Iran's help.



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