Just Another Day

"Any idiot can handle a crisis, it's day to day living that wears you out." - Chekhov

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Acceptable?

In 1979, the Sandanistas overthrew the military government that had ruled that country for several decades with marked brutality and with US support. Of course, America's Western Hemisphere policies dating back 7o years at the time could not allow a government perceived to be unfriendly to the US, especially with the title of a Marxist revolution. After several years, the people realized they were better off under the Sandanistas and in a clean election overwhelmingly supported the Sandanistas. Regardless, the US, under Reagan, decided to act against the Sandanistas and we got ourselves involved in the whole Iran-Contra illegalities.

Now, Bush and his administration are saying that they can accept an Islamic thoecracy in Iraq of that is what the people choose. Of course, this government will be decidedly anti-American given the US policies in the region and Muslim world as a whole over the last 20+ years. Further, we all know that an Islamic theocracy will not rule with freedom for all in mind and will not respect basic human rights as most of the world has come to understand it and codified since the end of the First World War. But, this acceptable to the Bush administration because it will have been democratically elected.

Many of the people working in the Bush administration were deeply involved in Iran-Contra during the Reagan administration and, when found guilty of acting against Congressional regulations were subsequently pardoned by W's father.

I wonder how they feel by this acceptability of Bush's administration towards a democratically elected religious theocracy in light of their illegal fight against a democratically elected Marxist government back then? Are they ready to apologize? Are they ready to condemn the current administration?

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