Thursday, December 29, 2005

Image problems hamper US on goals abroad |

Image problems hamper US on goals abroad |
KAREN HUGHES: The State Department's head of outreach (shown here in Honduras) said that promoting US ideals abroad is tougher than she expected.
No duh... What are those ideals Mr. President? Can you please put them into action instead of just spouting them at press conferences?

This president is a bigger threat to our way of life than the terrorists. One man, Bush, has taken it upon himself to dissemble the core of our free society.

The United States has enemies... There are a relatively small number of them out there – and to be sure they would like to do us harm. But can we surrender portions of our liberty – indefinitely (as the president has said, this struggle will likely last a very long time – we many never be able to say it’s over) to gain a marginal increase (if any) in security?

We should use our principles and values as a weapon in this fight… we shouldn’t abandon them and become like those that would destroy us.


Bill Lama said...

Reign of What?:

What "core of our free society" has been dissembled?

What "portions of our liberty" have you surrendered?

As for strategy, exactly how would you "use our principles and values as a weapon in this fight?"


Reign of Reason said...

Might it be slightly easer to "spread democracy" and the rule of law if we actually practiced those things.

Have you read the 4th Amendment lately?

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrant shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.”