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Monday, January 28, 2008


The chutzpah of the Union

George Bush:
"We have seen wedding guests in blood-soaked finery staggering from a hotel in Jordan."
May, 2004 - The U.S. bombs a wedding party in Iraq, killing 45 people, including women and children.

Last week, in Gaza - Israel, most likely using U.S.-supplied planes and bombs, bombs an unused building in a residential neighborhood, in Gaza, killing one woman and wounding 46 more at a wedding party next door.

George Bush:

"In the long run, men and women who are free to determine their own destinies will reject terror and refuse to live in tyranny. That is why the terrorists are fighting to deny this choice to people in Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Palestinian Territories."
In 2006, the first free elections in a decade were held in the Palestinian territory, elections which were won by Hamas. Since that day, the United States and its allies have done everything possible to undermine and reverse that effort of Palestinians who were attempting "to determine their own destinies," with the cornerstone of that effort the use of terror - the attempt to inflict physical, economic, and psychological damage on a civilian population in an attempt to force them to change the political decision they made.

George Bush:

"America is opposing genocide in Sudan."
But the guy who died yesterday who committed genocide in East Timor and slaughtered a million people in his own country? We honor him.

George Bush:

"America is leading the fight against global hunger."
The State Department adds about a specific case:
U.S. policy toward Haiti is designed to foster and strengthen democracy; help alleviate poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition.
And how's that working out? Let's see:
It was lunchtime in one of Haiti's worst slums, and Charlene Dumas was eating mud.

With food prices rising, Haiti's poorest can't afford even a daily plate of rice, and some take desperate measures to fill their bellies.

Charlene, 16 with a one-month-old son, has come to rely on a traditional Haitian remedy for hunger pangs: cookies made of dried yellow dirt from the country's central plateau.

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