9/29/05

Rejecting the Bush Policy of Spreading "FREE DUMB"

Before he was (s)elected to office in the 2000 elections the preznit had been quoted as saying:

"I don't think our troops ought to be used for what's called nation-building. . . . "

Something that rings true amongst most Americans, right?

In his ascendency speach following his second installment to the throne, refered to by some Americans as the "Diebold Debachle" (which was preceded by the highly partisan "Scotus Appointment" era) the preznit, much to the worry of many alarmed Americans and even some in the media, made dozens of references to his one and only reason left to have blundered into Iraq that had not been completely debunked as a minor justification to go to war in Iraq:

"America, in this young century, proclaims liberty throughout all the world, and to all the inhabitants thereof. Renewed in our strength - tested, but not weary - we are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom."

Are you weary yet?

The internet is littered with articles showing strong concern for the preznits huge change in policy towards supporting nation building. Alarm bells sounded off in every corner of America after that infamous speach.

The echoing ring of these bells has grown since then, and poll after poll has shown that America is in total disagreement with bush's policies, especially concerning spreading freedom, and the direction of the country lately. Zogby's impeachment question showed a serious faultering of any support for the bush regime's mis-direction by a large portion of those polled.

My message to you Mr bush:
"We are beyond weary!"


Today a poll on the direction of bush's foreign policy of "Spreading Democracy" through the use of force has been shown to be against the wishes of an overwhelmingly large majority of Americans:

America Rejects Using Military Force to Promote Democracy; Rejects Democratization as Rationale for Iraq War
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 U.S. Newswire

A new poll finds a majority of Americans reject the idea of using military force to promote democracy. Only 35 percent favored using military force to overthrow dictators. Less than one in five favored the US threatening to use military force if countries do not institute democratic reforms.

The effort to promote democracy in
Iraq is generating little enthusiasm.

(emaphasis mine)

The bold part is clearly an understatement. Not only is bush polling badly across the board with all Americans, but even his support from conservative republicans is dismal, to say the least:

Seventy-four percent (including 60 percent of Republicans) said that the goal of overthrowing Iraq's authoritarian government and establishing democracy was not a good enough reason to go to war. Seventy-two percent said that the experience has made them feel worse about the possibility of using military force to bring about democracy in the future. Sixty-four percent (65 percent of Republicans) are ready to accept an Iraqi constitution that does not fully meet democratic standards, and once the constitution is ratified 57 percent want to start withdrawing troops.

Given the large shift in Americans' views, don't you think it is time for America to make a serious change in the way we treat Middle-East politics, and start to fix the problems created by Bush and the neocon's agenda?

It is Time to bring the soldiers home.

Nobody wants to spread your "FREE DUMB" Mr. Bush... Not anymore.

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