License to Kill?

Posted: June 12, 2006 in U.S.

Bush thinks it's worth the high price to spread democracy in the Middle East. What about the Palestinians chosen democracy? Or did that one have to get Bush's approval?

The funny thing is that most of the Middle Eastern countries are undemocratic yet considered as friends of the U.S.

Funny, this justice system works.. in a strange and bizzare way!

CAMP DAVID, Md. – President Bush declared Monday to a nation weary of war that democracy in the Middle East is worth the high price to the United States.

"We discussed that today, as to how to continue to rally not only the neighborhood and Iraq's neighbors to the cause of the new democracy, but how to help others who have made a pledge to honor their pledge," Bush said.

Now in its fourth year, the war also was an issue on Capitol Hill.

The Senate opened debate on a military policy bill, and John Kerry, D-Mass., intended to offer a plan to withdraw U.S. combat troops from Iraq by the end of the year. The White House has long opposed setting deadlines in Iraq, and Kerry's amendment is expected to be defeated when voted on later this week.

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said in a speech in Washington that Americans

"deserve a plan from the president, one that provides our troops with an exit strategy from this seemingly intractable conflict." He said, "It is no longer sufficient to say 'we will stand down as the Iraqis stand up.'"

The war is weighing down Bush's approval rating at home, and Republicans are worried about losing control of Congress in November's midterm elections. Only a third of respondents to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll in early June supported Bush's handling of the situation — an all-time low.

"I keep reminding the American people that the stakes are worth it," Bush said. "It is worth it to help Iraq succeed. It is worth it to have a democracy in the Middle East. It is worth it to show other reformers and people who want to live in a free society what is possible.'

Gen. George Casey, one of the generals who spoke with Bush via teleconference at Camp David, said he thinks it will be possible to withdraw some of the 130,000 U.S. forces in the months ahead as long as Iraq's government and security forces make progress.

  1. Brother John says:

    The US’ll be occupying Iraq for decades, hell we’re still occupying countries from the last world war. If they pull any substantial number of troops out of Iraq it’ll only be to stick’em somewhere else to advance the war on terra

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