Monday, May 12, 2008

The Bush Administration Politicizes Tragedy in Burma (Ivan Eland)

Ivan Eland says that aid for the victims of the cyclone in Burma was needlessly delayed because of some stupid remarks by our "leaders" who decided it would be a great time to badmouth the thugs who rule that part of the world:

From the administration that used the 9/11 tragedy to violently pursue an unrelated vendetta against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, we get Round Two. After a cyclone devastated portions of Burma (which the despotic Burmese government has renamed Myanmar) and killed an estimated 100,000 people, instead of concentrating on providing relief, the Bush administration couldn’t resist scoring points on First Lady Laura Bush’s pet issue—the tyranny of the Burmese military junta.

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