Bush’s oversimplification of Iraq

by on April 7th, 2004

President Bush must still think he is speaking to a group of kindergarteners like he was on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

Here are some of his recent statements in response to the increased violence in Iraq this week that has so far claimed the lives of more than 30 U.S. soldiers:

“We’ve got tough work there because, you see, there are terrorists there who would rather kill innocent people than allow for the advance of freedom. That’s what you’re seeing going on. These people hate freedom, and we love freedom. And that’s where the clash occurs.”

And this:

“We’re still being challenged in Iraq, and the reason why is a free Iraq will be a major defeat in the cause of terror. Terrorists can’t stand freedom. They hate free societies.”

They hate freedom and we love freedom? And that is supposed to explain what is going on over there?

Let’s see if I have this straight: We invade and occupy their country because we love freedom? They are violently resisting our occuaption because they hate freedom. And it is as simple as that.

Does anyone here think that Bush understands what is happening on a deeper level than this? Or is that as deep as it goes with him?

Mike Thomas