Monday, November 26, 2007

Yet more delusion combined with sycophancy

You'd think that events on the ground have discredited the "Iraq light unto the muslim nations"(copyright Hugh Fitzgerald) project beyond all repair. But there are still those yet to descend from La-La Land back to planet Earth. One of them is a certain Bill Sammon. Sayinf that his interview for Frontpage Magazine about his new book "The Evangelical President: George Bush's Struggle to Spread a Moral Democracy Throughout the World"(a title worthy of anything that the North Korean media might say about Kim Jong Il) paints a rosy picture about Dubya's policies would be an understatement. The delusions are too many to list here, I'd just comment on two:

(1) Not many presidents can say they liberated 50 million people. Think about that. Bush freed 50 million people in Iraq and Afghanistan from two of the most brutal and repressive dictatorships on the face of the planet.

And what were those "brutal and repressive dictatorships" replaced with? What did the people of those countries vote for? Sharia law and islamic theocracy, an antithesis to freedom if there ever was one. And what about the PA? Aren't the Palestinians, technically speaking, free people because Hamas was elected in free elections, held thanks to relentless pressure from Washngton? How does this fit in the equasion?

(2) Bush established balance on the U.S. Supreme Court, which used to have four liberals, three conservatives and two swing votes. Now the court has four liberals, four conservatives and one swing vote. The president's success in installing John Roberts and Samuel Alito will have ramifications long after Bush leaves office.

Harriet Miers? Does the name ring a bell? If not, she was Bush's first choice for Supreme Court, a dyed-in-the-wool liberal. She was stopped only due to a general revolt among conservatives. Yes the SCOTUS is balanced now, in no way thanks to Bush.

Amazing to what lengths people are willing to go in order to defend their agenda even when it it shown to be utterly unrealistic and based on fantasy.

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