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Tuesday, July 06, 2004

One-Party State

Today, we face three great challenges above all others first, to win the global war against terror; second, to stop the spread of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons; and third, to promote democracy and freedom around the world, starting with a peaceful and stable Iraq.
Draft of the Democratic Party platform.

I'm sorry. I agree that George W. Bush's methods suck. But his goals and values are the real problem. And the Dumbocrats are parroting those goals and values almost verbatim. The "global war against terror" is a corporate Republican creation to keep the arms sales up, the people down, and the oil flowing. That the "opposition" party is unwilling to challenge this Orwellian propaganda is disgusting.

And Eli at Left I on the News remarks:
No, the "great challenges" we face above all others are to create a world where people, including Americans, have health care, water, food, housing, jobs, and peace.
the platform emphasizes that Democrats will not abandon Baghdad.

Having "gone to war, we cannot afford to fail at peace," it says. "We cannot allow a failed state in Iraq that inevitably would become a haven for terrorists and a destabilizing force in the Middle East."
WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. You don't fix a mistake (or a crime, to be more accurate) by continuing to make it. You apologize and get the Cheney out of Dodge as fast as you can. Every indication is that we are failing miserably at peace, because we are continuing to fight a war. Continuing to fight that war is what we cannot afford.