A BuzzFlash Reader Commentary
Heritage Foundation Encourages Overthrow of Bush Admin; Condoleezza Rice Gives Tacit Approval
By Michael Stark
I know, you probably read the title to this commentary and thought I was joking, or that it was mis-phrased. But I'm not, and it's not. It's all true. In a recent story on NPR's All Things Considered that discussed why a certain democratically elected leader deserved to be overthrown, a spokesman for the Heritage Foundation had this to say:
Speaking about this very same leader, Bush's own advisor, Condoleezza Rice, said this:
Institution-twisting? Wrong direction? Sounds like Bush, Bush and more
Bush, to me.
When in fact, I haven't taken them out of context at all.
Because, what it boils down to is that a democratically elected leader was recently removed from office by a military coup. By their own statements, Rice and the Heritage Foundation came out in support of that effort. Now, stick the name of any other world leader into their quotes, and you have a glimpse into the real Bush doctrine. If you don't want to play by their rules -- forget that you've been elected by your own people, forget any concept of national sovereignty -- they will remove you, or aid those who did.
So, with that in mind, and also knowing that the Heritage Foundation is all about fairness and would never apply a double standard, they must also be endorsing an overthrow of the Bush junta. After all, according to their standards, Bush is even more pernicious. Not only is he all things Chavez (confrontational, institution-twisting, and wrong-headed), but he wasn't even democratically elected.
Sounds like a coup's in the works, if you ask me. What do you think?
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Contributed by BuzzFlash Reader, Mike Stark
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