George W. Bush, liberal
I caught Fearless Leader the other day making a semi-coherant statement along the lines that we need to affect the changes in the Mid-east that will prevent the young people in that region from becoming radicalized and mobilized against us.
Isn't that pretty much what some daring souls said in the wake of 9-11 and in the hustle to get George's war on?
If I recall, anyone who dared ask what we as a nation may have done to cause such extreme actions or wonder what it was that caused anyone to hate us to the extent they'd wantonly kill innocent Americans, and it wasn't many, for obvious reasons, was crucified unmercifully as a mush-headed liberal terrorist sympathizer and America-hater. A traitor to boot.
Of course, Bush quickly supplied the answer to the question of why they hate us with the thoroughly ridiculous and simplistic notion that they "hate our freedom". And sadly, many saps bought it.
But what Georgie doesn't get is that the thing that would have avoided handing Bin Laden an instant recuriting tool and propaganda triumph is for us to have at least tried to do something about what caused the unrest in the first place.
After all, it looks like we're going to have to anyway, and King George is only starting to pave the way.
First, a major grievance of bin Laden and others was the presense of U.S. troops on Arab soil, as in the major bases in Saudi Arabia. (Most of the hijackers were from Saudi Arabia, lest you've forgotten)
Secondly, they were motivated to engage in terror tactics due to the fact that the U.S. has, and is, propping up incredibly backwards and brutal regimes in Saudi Arabia and Egypt, not to mention Israel being a sort of 51st state of the U.S.
Then there was the ransacking of their nations for oil and resources, and no doubt a long laundry list of outrages.
But as it was, it was only a relative handful of radicals who were bent on attacking us.
Now, it's half the world.
I'd just like to tell our presnit that if he really wants to do something to prevent muslims from becoming radicalized, then perhaps he should at least think about trying to reverse his ham-handed invasion of Iraq, the effort to erect multi-billion dollar fortress/embassys in the mid-east, and otherwise get his foot off their necks.
Just a thought.
Or he can continue his cowboy non-sense and continue to make Bin Laden a savior for half the world by making his every anti-American warning come true.
And isn't it interesting that Bush has come out and essentially taken the same stance that Hillary Clinton so roundly bashed Obama for daring to utter, namely, being willing to go after bin Laden in Pakistan, including the possibility of military operations there.