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President Bush went to the UN today and gave a speech to the General Assembly.

The Key points of this speech are this:

"Terrorists and their allies believe the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the American Bill of Rights and every charter of liberty ever written are lies to be burned and destroyed and forgotten."

"We're determined to end the state sponsorship of terror, and my nation is grateful to all that participated in the liberation of Afghanistan"

"Our wider goal is to promote hope and progress as the alternatives to hatred and violence. "

"The desire for freedom resides in every human heart. And that desire cannot be contained forever by prison walls or martial laws or secret police; over time and across the Earth, freedom will find a way"

"More than 10 million Afghan citizens, over 4 million of them women, are now registered to vote in next month's presidential election. To any who still would question whether Muslim societies can be democratic societies, the Afghan people are giving their answer. "

commitment to democratic reform is essential to resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict. Peace will not be achieved by Palestinian rulers who intimidate opposition, tolerate corruption and maintain ties to terrorist groups.

Because I believe the advance of liberty is the path to both a safer and better world, today I propose establishing a democracy fund within the United Nations.


President Bush has effectively brought an end to the fantasy that makes up one of the pillars behind the construction of the UN, that is that all countries are of equal value and no one has the right to say what is and what is not a valid government. Democracy and totalitarian governments have always stood side by side in the UN, despite the obvious asininity that such a thing creates, for example when Syria and Lybia sat on the UN Human Rights Commission and US and Israel are called violators of Human Rights.

President Bush has now set the agenda that says there is truly a difference between Democracy, Liberty and freedom and Totalitarianism. Bush is signalling that the US will begin to push the UN to accept the new reality.

There are 192 Countries in the UN General Assembly. While President Bush gave this speech today, a Speech every bit as eloquent and as moving as anything uttered by President Kennedy,in the audience sat the ambassadors of Cuba, Sudan, North Korea, China, Syria and Iran. I imagine they sat there with their fingers in their ears chanting "LALALALALALALA-NOT LISTENING". I also imagine that President Bush was looking direectly at them when he gave this speech. Its no wonder they hate this guy, he's out to change things. It's one of the few truly universal human traits, everyone hates change.

Would anyone care to guess the number of actual democracies that are within that august world governing body?

What percentage of the worlds population lives today within the umbrella of Democracy?

My answers will be provided tommorow after a marathon session of google-banging for the facts and figures. .

September 21, 2004 at 11:01 PM in Current Affairs | Permalink

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Check out the NYT editorial today. Quick summary is that W screwed up badly by not groveling before the UN General Assembly. "Instead, Mr. Bush delivered an inexplicably defiant campaign speech in which he glossed over the current dire situation in Iraq for an audience acutely aware of the true state of affairs, and scolded them for refusing to endorse the American invasion in the first place."

For decades, the circle of liberty and security and development has been expanding in our world. This progress has brought unity to Europe, self-government to Latin America and Asia, and new hope to Africa. Now we have the historic chance to widen the circle even further, to fight radicalism and terror with justice and dignity, to achieve a true peace, founded on human freedom. Geez, W when you talk human freedom to dictators don't you know you're being insensitive and defiant?

"American soldiers and taxpayers are paying a heavy price for Washington's wrongheaded early insistence on controlling all important military, political and economic decision-making in post-invasion Iraq."

What kind of President do we have? Doesn't he know it's wrongheaded in today's Euro-centric, mulitcultural world to say that decisions affecting American libery and sovereignty should be made by Americans? If you get the chance Google "Susan Rice" who would most likely be Kerry's NSA and see what she has to say about giving away American liberty and sovereignty as a gesture of goodwill to the world.

Posted by: Warthog | Sep 22, 2004 10:00:29 AM

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