Monday, February 20, 2006

Look how well it worked in um, Nicaragua

They've got to be protected,
All their rights respected,
Until somebody we like can be elected!
-Tom Lehrer, "Send the Marines"

Regarding the reports in the Times that the Bush adminstration has decided to try and destabilize Hamas and hope that the government falls and there is a new election...

Is this the kind of thing we really want to be doing? Aren't we supposed to be supporting democratically elected governments? You really want to make the people in Mideast resent us?

If we cause (or allow Israel to cause) Hamas to fall, why on earth does anyone think they would automatically elect someone more sympathetic to the neocon ideals? What is Condi smoking? Or maybe what isn't she?*

*A touch of the old hippie ideal that "if every world leader got stoned together, there would be no wars" sneaking through. Hey, it worked in the movie Dick, right?

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