Thursday, September 27, 2007
Myanmar Upsets "The Decider"
Does anyone actually believe that, prior to his speech at the UN the other day, G.W. Bush knew where Myanmar is located on a map? Furthermore, does anyone believe that Bush cares about the people in Myanmar other than using their plight as fodder for a political speech?
Myanmar has been under military rule for about 45 years and under a military dictatorship for almost 20 years. Why, all of a sudden, does Bush profess to care about Myanmar? Well, I guess it's better than having to talk about Iraq.
Even funnier is the hillarious "support" conservatives are giving Bush in his decision to fight for human rights in Myanmar. Where was the concern of Bush supporters for human rights issues in Myanmar over the last six years? Bush says the American people have "been outraged over human rights abuses" in Myanmar. Ok, prove it. Show me the news articles media reports about American outrage concerning human rights abuses in Myanmar.
Bush might come across as more sincere if he pressed our "allies" Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to show a little more democracy and concern for human rights.
But let's not hold our breaths about anyone putting boots on the ground to save the good Buddhists in Myanmar. It won't happen. Besides, evil dictators killing protesters is good talking point for G.W. Bush. As long as Buddist monks are being killed in Myanmar the "Decider" will have something to talk about besides Iraq (or Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Pakistan).