Friday, November 12, 2004

When Will This Bad Dream Be Over?

Last night, I was watching footage on tv of the seige in Fallujah and aside from the coverage having the tone of a Jerry Bruckheimer movie, I was trying to remember exactly why we were even doing this in the first place. Does anyone remember? I love the freedoms I have in my country but if the President would have come to us two years ago and said we needed to invade Iraq for the sole purpose of liberating them and bestowing the gift of freedom and democracy upon them, what would the American public have said? Who will we bestow our gift upon next?

Fidel Castro in Cuba
Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe
Moammar Al Qadhafi in Libya
Kim Jong-il in North Korea
Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus
Saparmurat Niyazov in Turkmenistan
Than Shwe in Myanmar
Islom Karimov in Uzbekistan
Pervez Musharraf in Pakistan
Teodoro Obiang Nguema in Equatorial Guinea
King Fahd and Prince Abdullah in Saudi Arabia
Hugo Ch�z in Venezuela

Read more about the 10 worst dictators in 2004 here.

Oh, and I would just like to state for the record that just because people are not allowed to speak out in other countries does not make me a hypocrite for exercising my own right to dissent in my country. I think that if you love your country then you want it to be the best is can possibly be. This, coming from a suburban midewesten mom who does not live in either New York or California. Rock on.

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