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Ganja Goddess

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Bush's speech to NED
    #2077542 - 11/06/03 05:40 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Why was he giving a speach such as this to NED? I swear they are the shadow govt. That is why Wesley Clark is going to win unless Bush's ratings with the people go up with these wars he is about to start. I wrote a post on here about the people involved in NED and their shady ties.

If this is the speech he gave to them. I wonder what one he will give the nation tonite.

Ruled by emotions.. full of fear... tinfoil hat wearing... Say what you wish. But I hope you enjoy perpetual war for freedom and democracy!

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush (news - web sites) on Thursday challenged Iran and Syria and even key U.S. ally Egypt to adopt democracy and declared past U.S. policy of supporting non-democratic Arab leaders a failure.

Calling for democracy throughout the Middle East, Bush said in a sweeping foreign policy speech: "Are the peoples of the Middle East somehow beyond the reach of liberty? ... I, for one, do not believe it."

Speaking to the National Endowment for Democracy, where President Ronald Reagan (news - web sites) spoke on global democracy 20 years ago, Bush said U.S. policy spanning 60 years in support of governments not devoted to political freedom had failed and Washington had adopted a new, "forward strategy of freedom in the Middle East."

"Sixty years of Western nations excusing and accommodating the lack of freedom in the Middle East did nothing to make us safe, because in the long run stability cannot be purchased at the expense of liberty," Bush said.

Bush did not say what measures the United States might take to prod Middle Eastern nations toward democratic reform. Egypt, for example, receives $2 billion a year in assistance but there was no sign the White House was prepared to reduce such aid as an incentive.

Washington has for decades supported authoritarian governments throughout much of the Muslim world, including Jordan, Morocco and Saudi Arabia, as well as Egypt, that are seen by many of their own citizens as corrupt and illegitimate in both political and religious terms.

This support, in turn, has aggravated anti-American sentiment in the region, with opposition groups saying withdrawal of U.S. backing would open the way to popular, democratic change.

It was Bush's latest attempt to justify the invasion of Iraq (news - web sites) as necessary to foster democracy in the region at a time when he is under fire for mounting U.S. troop casualties.

He singled out Iran and Syria for particular criticism. The United States believes Iran's Islamic government is holding back a democratic movement and has been trying to build a nuclear weapon. Washington considers Syria a terrorist state.

Bush cited the crowds that welcomed home Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian human rights activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize, as evidence of a grass-roots movement for Iranian democracy.

"The regime in Tehran must heed the democratic demands of the Iranian people or lose its last claim to legitimacy," Bush said.

He said Syrian leaders as well as those ousted in Iraq had promised a restoration of ancient glories but instead left "a legacy of torture, oppression, misery and ruin."

Of Egypt, whose president, Hosni Mubarak (news - web sites), has been a vital Middle East interlocutor for successive U.S. presidents, Bush said: "The great and proud nation of Egypt has shown the way toward peace in the Middle East and now should show the way toward democracy in the Middle East."

Bush praised what he called positive developments toward democracy taking place in Morocco, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Yemen, Jordan and even Saudi Arabia, which is taking its first, hesitant steps toward liberalization.

Bush, whose Middle East peace "road map" is in tatters due to renewed Israeli-Palestinian violence, accused Palestinian leaders of blocking democratic reform, prompting a response from Palestinian cabinet minister Saeb Erekat.

He urged Bush "to begin his vision for democracy in the Middle East by helping the Palestinians to hold free and fair presidential and legislative local elections."

"We've been trying to hold these elections for a long time but have failed due to the Israeli occupation," Erekat said.


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Ganja Goddess

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Re: Bush's speech to NED [Re: PsiloKitten]
    #2077569 - 11/06/03 05:53 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Brazen bastards. Bush signing the abortion bill surrounded by old white men. Anyone that was an intelligent politician would have had one women atleast. It's abortion..




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Re: Bush's speech to NED [Re: PsiloKitten]
    #2077593 - 11/06/03 06:00 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Reuters article.



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Re: Bush's speech to NED [Re: PsiloKitten]
    #2077605 - 11/06/03 06:04 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Say, isn't that Rick Santorum the homophobe right behind him?


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Re: Bush's speech to NED [Re: Phred]
    #2077849 - 11/06/03 07:19 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

It's what he said. I dont care who wrote the article. You should hear the actual speech.


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Re: Bush's speech to NED [Re: Phred]
    #2077898 - 11/06/03 07:33 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

why burn her for citing reuters?

All I know is The Growery is a place where losers who get banned here go.

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Re: Bush's speech to NED [Re: afoaf]
    #2077926 - 11/06/03 07:42 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Im sure he was just politely pointing it out.  :wink:

I wonder if silversoul or leary have some little pictures we can post when others refer to things like humanevents and faux news or news max. :evil:


Edited by PsiloKitten (11/06/03 08:11 PM)

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Re: Bush's speech to NED [Re: PsiloKitten]
    #2077971 - 11/06/03 07:50 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

That last one worked nicely.

You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for that my dear friend is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. ~ Adrian Rogers

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Re: Bush's speech to NED [Re: PsiloKitten]
    #2079158 - 11/07/03 01:51 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

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Re: Bush's speech to NED [Re: djfrog]
    #2079566 - 11/07/03 04:00 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

well, bush is really going to get alot of us killed.........

will it be you or i? probably both, and everyone inbetween



"in times of widespread chaos and confusion, it has been the duty of more advanced human beings - artists, scientists, clowns, and philosophers - to create order. In such times as ours however, when there is too much order, too much m management, too much programming and control, it becomes the duty of superior men and women and women to fling their favorite monkey wrenches into the machinery. To relieve the repression of the human spirit, they must sow doubt and disruption"

"People do it every day, they talk to themselves ... they see themselves as they'd like to be, they don't have the courage you have, to just run with it."

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