Friday, August 27, 2004

Self-Loathing from a Distance

Stockholm - Former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright harshly criticised President George W Bush and especially his Iraq policy during a visit to Stockholm on a book tour, Swedish media reported on Thursday.

Is it just me, or has it become chic for celebrities and leftist politicians to trot around the globe and make disparaging remarks about America and/or the Bush Administration? Notice how they find some place safely offshore to air their brilliant remarks. This comes dangerously close to treason, in my view. I'm not an ardent Bush supporter--not by a country mile--but this really gets under my skin.

Describing the US presence in Iraq as "a hopeless mess", Albright insisted in the interview that former vice president Al Gore and Democratic presidential nominee in 2000 would not have invaded the country had he been president today.

"There would have been no difference in American actions against the Taliban in Afghanistan in the hunt for Osama bin Laden after the terrorist attacks (on New York and Washington) three years ago ... but in Iraq things would have been different," she said.

No doubt she's correct, since AlGorhythm probably would be too wrapped up in hugging trees, frolicking through fields of daisies, and having his servos oiled.

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