Sunday, January 13, 2008

Bush: Iran threatens world security (pot, kettle - kettle, pot)

Iran ... seeks to intimidate its neighbors with alarming rhetoric, defies the United Nations and destabilizes the entire region

"You cannot expect people to believe in the promise of a better future when they are jailed for peacefully petitioning their government," Bush said. "And you cannot stand up a modern, confident nation when you do not allow people to voice their legitimate criticisms."

"Iran's actions threaten the security of nations everywhere"

Yet he was speaking about democracy in a deeply undemocratic country, the Emirates, where an elite of royal rulers makes virtually all the decisions. Large numbers of foreign resident workers have few legal or human rights, including no right to citizenship and no right to protest working conditions.


Wow. The irony hurts.

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