February 2, 2005

GOTTA DO SOMETHING WITH THE TROOPS IRAQ NO LONGER NEEDS:

Bush warns Syria and Iran over terror (Julian Borger, February 3, 2005, The Guardian)

President George Bush last night issued clear warnings to Syria and Iran that they were next in his sights in his declared mission to spread democracy around the world.

The state of the union address to Congress had been billed as reconciliatory, but, along with a series of references to alliances and international initiatives, there were some blunt words.

After recounting the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Saddam Hussein in Iraq, the president said: "There are still governments that sponsor and harbour terrorists, but their numbers have declined.

"There are still regimes seeking weapons of mass destruction, but they are no longer without attention and without consequence."

After vowing to stay on the offensive against terrorists, the president then singled out Syria, which he said "still allows" its territory and parts of Lebanon to be used by terrorists. "We expect Syria to end all support for terrorists and open the door to freedom," he said, to rapturous applause from members of Congress.

He turned to Iran, which he said "remains the world's primary sponsor of terror" and he issued a direct message to Iranians to stand up to the clerical regime in Tehran.

Mr Bush told them: "As you stand for your own liberty, America stands with you."


Why shouldn't the people of Iran and Syria be as fortunate as Afghanis, Palestinians, and Iraqis?

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 2, 2005 10:55 PM
Comments

On his upcoming trip to Europe, he should focus on the oppression of Lebanese Catholic and Orthodox Christians by the Syrian military regime and its Sunni puppets and how the Christians of Lebanon are the main victims of Hezbollah terror.

While the Eurocrats may turn shades across the visible spectrum while Bush is doing this, the average European especially in France, Germany and the Benelux where people see themselves under daily threat from Muslim criminals, and see their governments as powerless or uninterested in stopping it, will be surprisingly appreciative and supportive.

A nice statement from the Maronite Cardinal Sfeir while this is ongoing might be of value.

Posted by: Bart at February 3, 2005 6:41 AM

Bart's right: Deus 'lo vult.

Posted by: Lou Gots at February 3, 2005 12:50 PM
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