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June 13, 2004

More nonsense from President Bush

From a commencement speech President Bush gave (free reg. req'd):

Our greatest failures as a nation have come when we lost sight of our compassionate ideals...Our greatest strength as a nation is that we bravely face our flaws and do our best to make things right. Our greatest successes as a nation have come when we broadened the circle of protection and inclusion. And this work is not finished. We will press on until every person shares in the promise of our country.

I also found this statement quite alarming and ignorant [edit: I have lengthened this quotation to include greater context]:

So in Africa and elsewhere, we are leading the fight against AIDS and other diseases. Where there is famine, our country provides food. Where there is desperate poverty, our country provides developmental aid. Where there is natural disaster, even in hostile nations, America is eager to help. And where there is tyranny, America works and sacrifices for peace and freedom. The liberty we prize is not America's gift to the world; it is the almighty God's gift to all humanity.

If the "liberty we prize" is "God's gift to all humanity," why has the vast majority of humanity been denied it throughout human history? Just a few hundred (and maybe a lot less) years ago everyone in the world lived under what most Americans today would consider tyrannical governments.

For more on Bush's multiculturalist, big government, and invite the world/invade the world ideology, read this article by Steve Sailer.

Also, Steve, Lawrence Auster, and Abiola on why George W. Bush is no Reagan.

Addendum

Godless also wrote an excellent post about the more radical "invade the world/invite the world" neocons back in January.

Posted by bb at 12:38 PM