Prev | List | Random | Next
Glenn Reynolds notes historical revisionism of the bringing democracy to the Middle East was a post-war construct variety. Of course he provides numerous presidential speeches with evidence to the contrary.
"As we enforce the just demands of the world, we will also honor the deepest commitments of our country. Unlike Saddam Hussein, we believe the Iraqi people are are deserving and capable of human liberty. And when the dictator has departed, they can set an example to all the Middle East of a vital and peaceful and self-governing nation.That's from the president's March 17 2003 speech giving Saddam Hussein 48 hours to vacate the premises, find a house in France, and spend his golden years lounging in a Speedo on the Riviera.
"The United States with other countries will work to advance liberty and peace in that region. Or goal will not be achieved overnight, but it can come over time. The power and appeal of human liberty is felt in every life and ever land. And the greatest power of freedom is to overcome hatred and violence, and turn the creative gifts of men and women to the pursuits of peace. That is the future we choose.
"Free nations have a duty to defend our people by uniting against the violent. And tonight, as we have done before, America and our allies accept that responsibility. Good night, and may God continue to bless America."
Maybe in some ways we're lucky that last bit never happened...
Update, Oct 31 2005: Yikes!
I fought this fight about a month ago.
The mental image of Saddam in a speedo is something I'm not likely to forgive you for for a very long time. ;-)Posted by Julie at April 15, 2005 06:57 AM
Heheh. The speedo was one mental image I didn't need - but I did laugh out loud. It conjured up a vision of a grainy long-lens papparazzi-style photo of Saddam in his bright red speedos and big sunglasses, peering into the distance trying to see who is taking his photo.
Thankyou!Posted by Skevos Mavros at April 18, 2005 05:52 AM
ProSolution Pills. Nice site keep up the good work. Visit our ProSolution Pills sitePosted by ProSolution Pills at July 12, 2005 01:58 AM Hide Comments | Show/Add Comments in Popup Window(4) | (Note: You must refresh main page to view newly posted comments here)