Saturday, May 07, 2005
Prez Nut On Freedom & Tyranny
Prez Nut on freedom and tyranny:
"As we mark a victory of six days ago -- six decades ago, we are mindful of a paradox. For much of Germany, defeat led to freedom. For much of Eastern and Central Europe, victory brought the iron rule of another empire. V-E Day marked the end of fascism, but it did not end oppression. The agreement at Yalta followed in the unjust tradition of Munich and the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. Once again, when powerful governments negotiated, the freedom of small nations was somehow expendable. Yet this attempt to sacrifice freedom for the sake of stability left a continent divided and unstable."
"If the Middle East continues to simmer in anger and resentment and hopelessness, caught in a cycle of repression and radicalism, it will produce terrorism of even greater audacity and destructive power. But if the peoples of that region gain the right of self-government, and find hopes to replace their hatreds, then the security of all free nations will be strengthened. We will not repeat the mistakes of other generations, appeasing or excusing tyranny, and sacrificing freedom in the vain pursuit of stability. We have learned our lesson; no one's liberty is expendable. In the long run, our security and true stability depend on the freedom of others. And so, with confidence and resolve, we will stand for freedom across the broader Middle East."
Does this mean that the Prez Nut won't be holding hands with despots again? Photo of Bush and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Abdullah from Rox Populi:
Does this mean that the Prez Nut is going to hold Pakistan accountable for selling WMDs? Photo of Bush and Pakistani President Dictator General Pervez Musharraf from sepia mutiny:
The Prez Nut has no intention of repeating the mistakes of other generations. The neocons dreamt up brand new mistakes that are seemingly designed to excuse tyranny, sacrifice freedom, expend liberty, and - basically - give the finger to future generations.
At least, we can count on our Press to tell the truth about the Prez Nut. Yeah...right.