Last night's Common Dreams ran a follow up by Joyce Marcel who hits upon just how ignorant of the consequences of his "leadership" George W Bush really is.
'Tis well worth the read . . .
Stop for the Sake of Stopping
I couldn't believe it when George Bush, talking about Israel's attack on Lebanon, said he was against "stopping for the sake of stopping."
Is he mad? How can stopping for the sake of stopping be wrong? How about stopping because people are being killed over there, George? How about stopping because one less dead person, one less dead child blown to bits, one less dead Israeli soldier or dead Hezbollah guerrilla fighter or dead anybody is better than continuing with this brutal insanity?
We live in a scary world led by madmen and fanatics, and I don't mean only in the Middle East. The British writer George Monbiot recently called Bush the "King of Fairyland" who, if he tried to put the brakes on Israel, "would be forced to come to terms with the consequences of Israel's occupation of other people's lands and of its murder of civilians; of his own invasion of Iraq and of his failure, across the past six years, to treat the Palestinians fairly. And this he seems incapable of doing. Instead... Bush is constructing a millenarian narrative of escalating conflict leading to the final triumph of freedom and democracy."
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