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More Hypocrisy from the Bush Administration

What does Iraq have that Liberia doesn’t?

Say it with me now.

From Arianna Huffington’s recent article,

After 700 people were massacred in a rebel attack on the capital city of Monrovia two weeks ago, African leaders called on Bush to send in 2,000 U.S. troops as part of an international peacekeeping force. The Pentagon and the State Department are in favor of such a move, but the White House has been extremely reluctant to extend its adventures in dictator eradication to Africa.

Of course, that hasn’t stopped Bush from paying lip service to stopping the bloodshed. Just last week, he said: “We are determined to help the people of Liberia find the path to peace.” But not determined enough to facilitate a cease-fire agreement. So far, he’s dispatched 35 — that’s not a typo — U.S. military personnel to the country, as he put it, “solely for the purpose of protecting American citizens and property.” Wow, I bet Liberian President Charles Taylor, indicted last month for war crimes by a United Nations court, is quaking in his jackboots.

Howard Dean has called on the Idiot Boy King to send U.S. troops to the region. This is a situation where our troops should be used.

Categories: Politics.