[Marxism] Changes of heart
schaffer at optonline.net
Wed Mar 9 08:16:53 MST 2005
Louis Proyect wrote:
> I was dismayed but not surprised to learn that Jon Stewart of "The
> Daily Show" is softening on Bush.
The NY Times ran a similar puff piece yesterday:
For Bush, No Boasts, but a Taste of Vindication
By TODD S. PURDUM
Published: March 9, 2005
WASHINGTON, March 8 - [snip]
At the very least, Mr. Bush is feeling the glow of the recent flurry of
impulses toward democracy in Iraq, the Palestinian territories, Lebanon
and even Egypt and Saudi Arabia, where events have put him on a bit of a
roll and some of his sharpest critics on the defensive. It now seems
just possible that Mr. Bush and aides like Deputy Defense Secretary Paul
D. Wolfowitz were not wrong to argue that the "status quo of despotism
cannot be ignored or appeased, kept in a box or cut off," as the
president put it in a speech at the National Defense University here.
but note the last line of the article:
But full and genuine democratic elections in either country might well
result in strongly anti-American governments.
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