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Bush Compares War on Terror to WWII
Wednesday, 2004 June 2 - 8:44 pm
Bush compares the so called "war on terror" to World War II. The question is, who is on which side?

In a speech to the graduating class of the Air Force Academy, Bush asserted that our current fight against terror is akin to how we fought tyranny in World War II. Someone needs to tell him that tyranny and terrorism are quite different.

Tyranny is when a powerful government oppresses its people, without opposition, unconstrained by formal law. Now, perhaps that describes the rule of Saddam Hussein, but as we should all well know by now, Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11 or the other recent terrorist attacks against our country (that is, until we invaded it). The war against Iraq is not the war on terror. It's funny (funny-strange, not funny-ha-ha) how the Bush administration officially denies using 9/11 as a pretext for invading Iraq, yet with the other side of its mouth, continues to equate Iraq with terrorism.

If there's any government now that's overstepping its authority, skirting constitutional law, and trampling on the rights of its people, it's our own. Our government censors those who dare to criticize U.S. policy ("free speech zone"? WTF is that?), it detains people without trial or formal charges, it makes exorbitant claims of executive privilege... we have become our own worst enemy. So yes, Mr. Bush, there is a war against tyranny going on, but you're on the wrong side of it.

In somewhat related news... the Democratic National Convention invited select bloggers to attend the presidential nomination with press credentials. Hey, what about me? I guess one of the criteria was that the writer have a large readership. I guess that counts me out.
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