In his inaugural speech today, Bush commented:

“America will not impose our own system of government on the unwilling. Our goal instead is to help others find their own voice, attain their own freedom, and make their own way.”

What a crock. I wonder if he even proofs what his speechwriters throw at him, because it’s so patently absurd in the face of what he’s orchestrating in Iraq. The mission over there seems to always have been about setting up an American-style democracy… despite the fact that the people there have no experience with it.

In the end, I’m not sure they even want a democracy. No, they don’t want a religious dictatorship either, but to say that America won’t tromp around forcing others to be like us while doing precisely that is insulting.