Comments: Because I Do Think, Sometimes

Saw you as part of the Downing Memo roundup
thing at The Common Ills and felt your quote made a great deal of sense. Thanks for exploring the topic.

Posted by Ben at June 17, 2005 09:13 AM

Exactly so, Anne. If the Bush administration had actually wanted to help Iraqis obtain their freedom, rather than just using that as a line and a lie in the service of their real goals, there are so many ways they could have gone about it that didn't involve, you know, killing the people they purported to want to free.

Posted by Elayne Riggs at June 17, 2005 04:18 PM

Even if the Bush Administration had just been interesting in actually establishing a "democratic" toehold in the Middle East, they'd have done much better to have stayed with Afghanistan, a country that actually did welcome us and one that was ripe for some real reform.

Sigh.

Posted by Anne at June 17, 2005 07:21 PM

By the way, Ben, thank you.

Posted by Anne at June 17, 2005 07:21 PM

Well said. You're a smart woman.

Posted by Martha at June 18, 2005 08:31 AM