Friday, November 11, 2005

Freedom On the March?

The Iranian president recently called for Israel to be "wiped off the face of the Earth". Such a man is clearly a barbarian who has no interest in peace. But, he was democratically elected.
This throws water on Bush’s assumption that democracy is a panacea for stopping terrorism. In fact, its not inconcievable that his invasion of Iraq helped the hardline Iranian get elected!
In Lebanon, one of the most powerful factions is Humus. Imagine if a member of the radical Islamic party becomes elected president of Lebanon? Then there is the issue of support for Shiite extremism possible growing in Southern Iraq.
Is this what we went to war for, to make Israel and the world less safe, to empower and give sympathy too our enemies?
Freedom may be on the march. Unfortunately, chaos and extremism are marching faster..


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