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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 12:14 AM
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ARAB NEWS:For One-Dimensional Bush, Principle and Justice Are Blind
Edited on Sun Jul-20-03 08:10 AM by Skinner§ion=0&article=29088...

Dr. Mohammed T. Al-Rasheed Special to Arab News


The surest sign of moral hypocrisy is to do one thing for your friends and then quite the opposite for others, claiming all along that you are a principled human being. Principle and justice are blind.

That is why the lady holding the scales on the roof of every courthouse in the West is blindfolded.

President Bush, whose strongest appeal is his firm beliefs and his unwillingness to waver from such beliefs, has just shown the world that he is like any other politician on this planet. Even his staunchest supporters will concede that Mr. Bush is one-dimensional. Now we know that he is one-dimensional with a corrupt twist.

As a reward to Blair, Bush has agreed to reconsider the status of the British prisoners at Guantanamo. As an afterthought, he remembered the other ally, Mr. Howard of Australia, and extended the benefits further south, even though Howard has been complacent and rather mute on anything that might anger his formidable ally.

I was not a fly on the wall when Blair pleaded with Bush, but can anyone tell me that Bush did not simply smile (artificially, as is his wont) and say: I will flout every known law to man, but for you my dear, nothing is too precious? And off we go on the merry-go-round of selective principles and selective applications.

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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 02:14 AM
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1. Well thought out, well written
A voice that is missing from the US Media

But then to print it as a "guest editorial" would to be not doing your job of protecting Bush 24/7/365.

Besides it is the Job of the Democratic Party to say these things and to make the media notice.If the media ignores foriegn critics of Bush it is because they were not brought to the Media's attention through a Dem spokesperson.

If brought to the media's attention but the media does not "notice it", it was because the story did not have legs.

Our media is not right wing controlled or biased toward Bush and the GOP - they just act like they are right wing controlled and biased.
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