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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-05 06:01 PM
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11. Maher is a bandwagon jumper
Bush is "hot" right now because once again his toadies in the media proclaim him to be without any evidence or proof. The whole Iraqi election was nothing more than one big media show, and somehow with no real evidence or "facts", what's going on in Lebanon is tied into Bush's illegal invasion of Iraq.

Maher is famous for saying that we have to put facts before our hatred of Bush. Well, Lebanon HAD elections BEFORE Bush invaded Lebanon. Egypt is going to have elections because they're tied with Israel in terms of U.S. aid, so Mubarak has to have elections in order to keep the U.S. aid flowing. Iran HAD elections BEFORE Bush invaded.

Our arrogance and ignorance of that region and their people never ceases to astound me. Idiots like Maher and other members of the media act like the Middle East NEVER EVEN CONSIDERED Democracy BEFORE Bush even existed.

Hey Bill Maher, try this one on for size, most of the Arab nations in the Middle did want democracy and in fact, many of them did have them, including Iran. However, our oil-based corrupt policies over threw many of the elected governments in that region and installed despots like the Shah in Iran and Saddam in Iraq. This is why so many people in that region turned to radical Islam in the first place. Radical Islam was the only force they had to respond to the U.S. backed tyrants and dictators.

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