City of Roses
(sad sigh) I don't know what to think of this in the whole. I guess I just hear so much about what they might have done that it sounds so insane to me I can't possibly think of it as true, but with Iraq and all, I really can't be suprised whatsoever.
I just don't understand Bush's view of "democracy" at all. I mean, if he truly believes in democracy at its full extent, I just can't fathom why he either endorsed or failed to condemn the attempted coup of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela (democratically elected in two elections and six referendums), Aristide in Haiti (democratically elected in 1990, previously ousted before returning and being ousted again but never democratically ordered to resign by the Haitian people) and possibly other Latin American nations.
I don't understand why Bush won't go out and publicly condemn the elections in Kyrgyzstan and/or make a message to the people who protested and want their own citizen-sponsered democracy, and meanwhile Uzbekistan, one of the worst police states on this planet, a country where you can be arrested for going to a mosque, for having a beard, for any sort of religious activity that strays out of the state's definition of what it is to be a Muslim, is a close ally with the Bush Administration, and with Karimov, their dictator.
I don't understand why Bush or his colleagues have done nothing to condemn King Gyanendra's coup of Nepal's entire democracy, using his military to harrass and intimidate democratically elected officials of their nation, and cutting off all the people's phone lines and flight terminals.
It's baffling by all means. You never hear of these countries in his State of the Union addresses, or anywhere in that matter. And of course I'll never begin to believe war is peace and peace is war and democracy through the spilling of blood is artificial democracy, but these examples alone, seriously, ought to make anyone concerned or question his mission.
I am in shock, utterly in shock here. Yet, somehow, I suspected this would be happening anyhow.
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other"