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Jewish World Review Feb. 7, 2005 / 28 Shevat, 5765

Giving democracy the finger

By Dave Weinbaum

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | I nominate President George W. Bush for the Nobel Peace Prize. He has done more for Democracy than Mickey Mouse has done for Disney, more than Arafat did for anti-Semitism, more than Jesse Jackson did for Planned Parenthood.

The purpose of the Nobel Prizes was to recognize and incite behaviors that would promote human development and peace. Out of the last five winners, all have been cited for their contribution to the promotion of Democracy, with the exception of the UN and Secretary General Kofi Annan. What a shocker. If the oil for food debacle gets any closer to him he'll be hotter than Barbara Boxer forced to attend a racial sensitivity class.

Yeah I know the purple ink is barely dry on the average Iraqi voter's finger. Personally, I thought the ink was on the wrong finger. They could have showed they voted and flipped the bird at the terrorists with the same gesture. On the other hand, the screech of Democratic whiners has quieted down. Finally conceding Ohio and after a brilliantly prophetic State of the Union speech by the Prez, they seem to have crawled back into temporary irrelevancy.

They must be waiting for DNC Head, Dr. "I HATE REPUBLICANS" Dean's leadership. What a joke! If he lived in Biblical Times, he would have denounced the Ten Commandments as a conspiracy of Moses to incite Israelites with unnecessary security measures, just so he could remain in power. Dean would have accused Moses of being in cahoots with Pharaoh in his quest to enslave and eventually slaughter Jews.

Howie doesn't get his chair until February 12th. Barring any startling news, now is the time to strike.

America has won two major victories in this war, despite the cowardly clamoring from the likes of Senators Kennedy and Kerry. Their criticism would be laughable if it didn't put a smile on Zarqawi's mug and a song in Bin ladin's heart, not to mention the encouragement it gives to those killing our men and women stationed there. Why do the voters in Massachusetts keep putting these Bozos back in office? Isn't it obvious now that both need to go?

Those victories were the mostly the unheralded conquering of Afghanistan, something the Russians couldn't get done in ten years, followed by the liberation of millions of Muslims, including and especially women, through Democratic Elections. The other was the conquering of Iraq and it's Hitler wannabe leader, Saddam. Of course the Democrats have hung their hat on the WMD issue to vilify our President, despite the fact that almost all signed off on the same intelligence the President had. It was a gas to watch the flummoxed look on Senator Clinton and Senator Kerry's face as they robotically applauded during The President's lines about the generations to follow that will benefit from our actions in Iraq. Talk about hypocrites! Oh well, those cameras were rolling!!

If Zarqawi is to be believed, Democracy is Moslem enemy #1. His and Bin ladin's world is ever shrinking. I don't believe Z was parsing words. After Sunday, their world got much smaller. What country will be nuts enough to want to house, finance, arm, and encourage Al Queda like fanatics now? The French government may be corrupt, but they're not stupid. Besides they only do their deals under the table. Housing terrorists beyond what they've already done would be too public.

Bush has lead the way for the meek but brave citizens of those countries to take control of their own lives despite the constant threats and violence perpetrated upon them by Bin Ladin and Zarqawi drones. Think the leaders of Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Iran didn't notice? Think the average citizens of those countries weren't paying attention? Think they don't know now with a battle trained US troops in the area and more and more publicity about freedom and democracy invading the Middle East, it couldn't happen to them?

What about the EU? After tongue-lashing us for years, when they weren't telling the Israelis to commit mass suicide, they now begin to realize their own problems from an ever present and growing Moslem population in their countries, some inclined to commit terrorism. Who would have thought that when the cowardly Spaniards heeded the fanatic's threat that they would have civilians blown up in trains on their way to work? Think the murder of a Dutch filmmaker didn't raise the crusty eyebrows of the rest of the continent's leaders? When will they learn that giving into the fascism of Islamic fanatics is as peace inducing as handing over Czechoslovakia to Hitler?

Unlike presidents from Carter to the beginning 8 months of his own first administration, Bush, whether forced to by 9/11, or finally convinced by PNAC (Project For a New American Century) Principles, decided to go after the weeds where they lived and dig them out by their tangled roots. You can't kill the dandelion by chopping off its flower.

Up until that time our Presidents were treating these vicious murderers as if they were untouchable. President Clinton, when Monica, wasn't servicing him while obstructing justice in the Paula Jones case, went through the laughable exercise of indicting Usama. Boy THAT REALLY SHOWED HIM! History will record that Clinton's most memorable legacy was that he got a Jewish girl to eat pork.

History will also record that Sandy Berger, Clinton's National Security advisor, has great holding capacity in his shorts and sox, especially on documents showing he refused to advise his president to go after Bin Ladin four separate times. Too bad the capacity wasn't used for an abundance of male testicles.

This moment in history must get as much recognition as possible. The world needs to know the difference between governments run by religious fanaticism and those that actually come from an average citizen's vote.

So join me in calling upon the Nobel Committee, whose namesake, by the way, invented the dynamite that is now blowing up US Troops and Iraqi Citizens, to award Bush with the Nobel Peace Prize. Under his leadership, our brave troops, coalition, and Afghan/Iraqi voters have taught the world a lesson, one it seems to have forgotten. The winning of the Nobel Peace Prize will go a long way to shortening WW3, as well as bringing back whatever luster Nobel lost when it nodded toward Yassar in 1994.

Sixty years ago the rule of Nazis brought the world to the brink of Hitler's wretched domination. After the Allies stopped Hitler and his genocidal quest, the USA waited 40 more years to tear down the walls erected by the real conqueror of WW2, the Soviet Union. We have that old B movie actor Ronald Reagan to thank for his public condemnation of the USSR as "the Evil Empire "and it's subsequent fall.

It's high time for a refresher.

The most important treasure you can leave your children is the example you set in life. Bush has left a legacy and foundation of Democracy and peace where torture and fear ruled.

And he did it in the face of the hatred of many of his own countrymen and women, people that would have screamed blame for Bush for stepping on fish if he was walking on water.

Under Bush's leadership the world knows that the quickest road to peace is through a proudly raised purple finger. Too bad it was the wrong digit.

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