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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Had to comment on this..
George has compared Osama Bin Laden to Lenin and Hitler in a speech to US military officers.
"Underestimating the words of evil and ambitious men is a terrible mistake," he said as he quoted extensively from Bin Laden and other al-Qaeda figures.
He said the world had ignored the writings of Lenin and Hitler "and paid a terrible price" - adding the world must not to do the same with al-Qaeda.
George has been defending his security strategy as mid-term elections loom.
His speech on Tuesday - the day following the US Labor Day holiday - coincided with the country's traditional start date for election campaigning.
"Bin Laden and his terrorist allies have made their intentions as clear as Lenin and Hitler before them," he said.
But, he added, the US and its allies could be confident of victory in "the great ideological struggle of the 21st Century" because "we have seen free nations defeat terror before".

Now. it is significant that George made these comments to a military audience, but the gist made it to the public verbatim. He might well have gone on national television, but rather, he's chosen those who put boots on the ground to get the message first..
And although there have been several nations defeat terror before, it was usually through the use of counter-terrorism, in third world countries..
It's a brave face George is trying to put on this conflict.. a matter of 'National Honour' almost.. a duty that each and every American has since 911.. But it's moot how long the American public, apathetic as it might be on the one to one level, will stand for the casualties, and the cost, of trying to keep the world a 'democratic' place.
It's moot as to how long it will be, before there is a demand for the word' democracy' to be defined..

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