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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Daily Show Sells Out

Gag me with a spoon. I just watched last night's Daily Show from the TiVo. Jon Stewart was interviewing former Clintonista Nancy Soderberg, and all they could talk about was how the resignation of the elected government of Lebanon somehow means that Bush's supposed push for democracy is working. Soderberg blamed the Hariri assassination on Syria, without any more proof than Condiliar is offering (that is, none).

It's all a SHAM, Jon and Nancy. The Bushies care no more for democracy in Lebanon or Iraq or anywhere else any more than they care for it in Florida or Ohio. And if there's any connection between the events in Lebanon this week and Bush's inauguration rhetoric, it's that this week's events have been planned for a long time, and the speech was designed to capitalize on what they knew was coming.

Given the continuing bloody disasters in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is just appalling to see TV shows fawning over very ambiguous events in a country that was practically forgotten about two weeks ago as if they were evidence of some sort of triumph in the march of freedom.