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Monday, October 09, 2006

The Bush Doctrine and the 'Axis of Evil.'

When Bush stood and made the ‘axis of evil speech’ in the 2002 SOTU speech, he received cheers for it and the speechwriters were clamoring to take credit for coining the phrase. No one can measure exactly how much of a threat Iraq, Iran and North Korea were then, but no one can argue that those countries at least in the cases of North Korea and Iran have not risen up to make the self fulfilling prophecy true.

The Bush doctrine, like anything else this administration dreams up in Dick Cheney’s mad scientist laboratory, was flawed from the beginning and it was executed in the worst way possible. So you want to deter nations from threatening America, what do you do? Oh, yes, let’s go after the weakest country that may or may not have weapons of mass destruction. What would any of us have done if we were the leaders of North Korea or Iran?

Since the United States has never attacked a country with nuclear power, the message the Bush invasion of Iraq was sending to the rest of the world was, ‘if you don’t want the US to ever attack you, better ratchet up work on that nuclear bomb!’ To make matters worse for the US, the Iraq war went awfully wrong. In fact, that is a gross understatement; the Iraqi invasion has been a total disaster for not only US foreign policy but to our credibility as the world’s remaining superpower. Sure, there may be ‘rogue nations’ out there, but there are not stupid. Everyone watches TV, they see our troops bogged down in the Iraqi war, they see our options are few, and they are taking advantage of it. From Sudan’s arrogant refusal to let UN peacekeeping forces in to Iran’s flaunting of the UN resolution to North Korea’s nuclear test, the axis of evil see the mighty power bleeding and they are taking all the advantages they can.

One might ask, if all these came about because we called them the axis of evil, would they now act differently if we changed it and called them axis of good instead? It is probably too late. Our competent administration has refused to hold direct talks with either Iran or North Korea and as you can see it is working great so far! Critics of President Bush like to bring up the accusation that he is dumb, but this is not about being brainy. I am sure we have had C students who did quite well as presidents. The problem with Bush is that he lacks the curiosity necessary to be a good leader and he lacks the ability to learn from mistakes (Case in point: Rumsfeld is still in charge and we ll continue to ‘stay the course’ in Iraq). A more competent administration would have understood that the world is not black and white, diplomacy is complex but works when you dedicate the necessary time and resources. This administration has always taken the easy way out. In Iraq it was easier to invade than to pressure the Saddam regime to allow back UN inspectors. With Iran and North Korea, it has been easy not to hold direct talks instead of doing so and we are paying the price.

So, if it is true that North Korea has finally acquired the Nuclear bomb, it is only a matter of time before Iran says it has one too. Finally, it is clear for the world to see that the Bush doctrine has failed woefully and made the world a much dangerous place than before. But wait, I am mistaken, why should Bush be blamed for this? He has only been in office for six years. If my recollection serves me well, according to apologists of this administration, everything should always be blamed on the Clinton administration, so there you have it, once again its Bill Clinton’s fault!


Related Articles:

President Bush’s 2002 State of the Union Address
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/01/20020129-11.html

Bush’s Blunder in North Korea
http://blog.washingtonpost.com/postglobal/

U.N Considers Response to North Korea
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/09/world/asia/09cnd-nuke.html?hp&ex=1160452800&en=e294c996e3f77f14&ei=5094&partner=homepage



Upcoming Columns:

Monday, October 16 – What if Terrorists Could Vote..Who Would They Vote For?

As the 2006 election approaches, the truth is that Bush now needs the terrorists just as much as the terrorists need Bush. If Bush and the Republicans are out of office, a new administration and the Democrats may look for a more rational way of fighting terrorism beginning with leaving Iraq…

Friday, October 20 – Fool Us Once..OK, Fool Us Twice

Two years later, another election looms, so what is the administration and Republicans to do? Well if you guessed pulling their playbook from 2002 and 2004, you guessed right! It is once again time to call Democrats weak on national security and to remind Americans that we are at war for an indefinite period of time against an enemy we cannot see or totally get rid of, so you need to once again stay the course. But will the strategy work again or is it getting too old?

Monday, October 23 – Congratulations Senator Macaca! The Price We All Pay for Extreme Partisanship.

On Wednesday, November 8, the rest of the nation is going to wake up and wonder why Senator George Allen could be re elected to office after all the Macacas, Niggers, Pork Chops and Tax Filings. But we here in Virginia are not going to be surprised. All across America, the phenomena will be repeated. Republicans will win elections not because they have demonstrated competence, but because some Americans will rather vote for an incompetent, corrupt, out of touch Republican than vote for a Democrat who is competent, qualified and ready to change Washington…

1 Comments:

Blogger Seven Star Hand said...

Hello Yyadnus and all,

Eleven Roars Loudly

Here's some eye opening background information behind many recent watershed events (Macaca, Foley, Ted Haggart, David Kuo, the US election, Hurricane Katrina, etc., etc.) that will prove very enlightening on many levels. Many of the events and situations of recent years were not mere coincidences and I have meticulously produced stunning and comprehensive proof of this, and much else. Resist the urge to dismiss the things I discuss before you review the evidence; be patient and strive to understand what I am presenting. Ask yourself; how many unlikely coincidences are necessary before you recognize a pattern in the noise? Remember, "scoffing in the face of profundity causes blindness..."

I want you all to pay very close attention to the fact that my birthday was August 11th, the day of Mr. Allen's "Macaca" gaffe. His defeat during month 11, along with many of his ilk, was an apt belated birthday present for me. Also notice that my last name is Page, matching the so-called "page" scandal associated with Mr. Foley. Furthermore, I have been writing and exposing religious deception and hypocrisy and Ted Haggart's downfall and David Kuo's book, along with a string of other events, served to prove my earlier assertions in stunning fashion. Inspect my photo in my Free Ebook... to see the hat I'm wearing and you'll better appreciate the full scope and import of these recent events. It is from the Troopers (11) Drum and Bugle Corp. of Casper Wyoming, who marched during the Bush-Cheney 2001 inauguration parade. Pay special attention to how the number 11 marks key events during the Bush-Cheney administration. For example, notice that Dick Cheney's hunting accident occurred on February 11th, which was the 6-month mark between August 11, 2005 and 2006 and he is from Casper, Wyoming. Likewise, notice that Hurricane Katrina was named storm number 11, came ashore on August 29, and 2+9=11. This is merely the tip of the iceberg, so be prepared to be shocked and amazed.

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