[Marxism] Changes of heart

Les Schaffer 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:

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NEWS ANALYSIS
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.
 >>>>>

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/09/international/middleeast/09assess.html


les schaffer




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