Sunday, March 20, 2005
George Bush liberated the oppressed people of Iraq from the tyranny of Saddam Hussein. The people thank him (and us, at least everyone other than the "not in our name" crowd). But we are to realize it was a mistake, or not worth it, or whatever the complaint-of-the-day is. After all, Bush lied and "100000" died, (100000 Iraqi civilians--is that qualified with the word innocent, non-combatant? or does it include RPG-firing, Allahu-Akhbar spewing civilians?). And the democracy we have forced on them isn't working anyway. And meanwhile, we've dropped the ball on the real threat of our time, which must be greenhouse gases. And Halliburton. Enough said.
So what should George Bush do next?
It's clear he should "Free Tibet". Even if it didn't get him any gratitude from the Left-leaning Lovers of Liberty, he could at least have a chuckle. It would have to amuse him to watch an entire political movement contort itself into the world's largest pretzel. How else to explain the generation of bumper stickers plastered next to and over the "One Nuke..." and "...military holds bake sales..." wisdom? Don't tell me Karl Rove spent the last 20 years going car to car, just to make all the liberal autos look like little Nazi-mobiles?
Ok, I feel better now. I don't really recommend this as statecraft. Just a little daydream to let off steam.
But Free Tibet. Really.
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