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Saturday, August 27, 2005

Out on the bike trails of Texas, all is well

Reading aWol's weekly radio address, I pretty much have to believe that the moron in chief does not have even a passing acquaintance with reality:
In January, eight-and-a-half million Iraqis defied the terrorists and went to the polls to vote. Iraq's main ethnic and religious groups made the courageous choice to join the political process. And together, they have worked toward a democratic constitution that respects the traditions of their country and guarantees the rights of all their citizens.
The right to be silent, the right to wear a burka, the right to kill one's wife or sister if she's raped, etc.
Like our own nation's founders over two centuries ago, the Iraqis are grappling with difficult issues, such as the role of the federal government. What is important is that Iraqis are now addressing these issues through debate and discussion -- not at the barrel of a gun.
More like a million guns--plus car bombs, F-18's, Blackhawks, etc.
The establishment of a democratic constitution in Iraq, just like the establishment of a constitution in Afghanistan last year, will be a landmark event in the history of the broader Middle East.
Oh yeah, Afghanistan. The bright shining light, the city on the hill, where the poppies grow and the fear and the Taliban play.
And it will bring us closer to the day when the nation of Iraq can govern itself, sustain itself, and defend itself.
We're going back to 1990 before the Bush clan took aim on it?
The terrorists are trying to stop the rise of democracy in Iraq because they know a free Iraq will deal a decisive blow to their strategy to dominate the Middle East. But the Iraqi people are determined to build a free future for their nation, and they are uniting against the terrorists.
There seems to be precious little evidence that they're uniting at all, and if they are, it's against us.
We saw that unity earlier this month when followers of the terrorist Zarqawi tried to force Shiite Muslims to leave the Iraqi city of Ramadi. Sunni Muslims in that city came to the defense of their Shiite neighbors. As one Sunni leader put it, "We have had enough of Zarqawi's nonsense. We don't accept that a non-Iraqi should try to enforce his control over Iraqis."
Can you believe bubble boy actually quoted that? "We don't accept that a non-Iraqi should try to enforce his control over Iraqis." WIIIAI figures Bush must live in a parallel universe. I just wish he'd stay there.