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Four Color Politics

Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Quotes of the Morning: Five Year Plans

“Some of the debate really centers around the fact that people don’t believe Iraq can be free; that if you’re Muslim, or perhaps brown-skinned, you can’t be self-governing or free. I’d strongly disagree with that.
I reject that. Because I believe that freedom is the deepest need of every human soul, and if given a chance, the Iraqi people will be not only self-governing, but a stable and free society.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, April 13, 2004

“Heck yes.. Give the Iraqis a chance and they will form a self-governing stable and free society. Everyone can be self-governing and free.”

“In some democracies, some ethnic or religious groups are unable or unwilling to grasp the benefits of freedom otherwise available in the society.”
-National Security Council, “Strategy for Winning the War on Terror”, September 2006

“…Except of course if they can’t. Dang, I was hoping for some type of Iraqi style democracy someday, or else we’ll never be able to leave Iraq.”

“The longer term victories come when democracy, Iraqi style democracy, Lebanese style democracy, a Palestinian democracy, exist, take root and are capable of helping kind of … defeat the … systems of government that created resentment and hopelessness which enables people to create suiciders, and that is the long term struggle.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, September 7, 2006

“Hmm.. Iraqi style democracy hasn’t been doing too well so far, and Lebanese style democracy (with its election of terrorist-linked organizations) is part of the reason that another democracy (Israel) invaded. So far our ‘long term’ objectives don’t seem to be doing too well.”

“The short term objective is to understand the stakes in this war against extremists.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, September 7, 2006

“We have now been involved in the ‘War on Terror’ for five years. Shouldn’t we at least understand the stakes by now?”


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