Saturday, October 13, 2007

Condoleezza Needs To Look In The Mirror

What always amazes me about the President and administration officials is how they can be critical of other world leaders or movements without first taking a long look into the mirror. It's an ugly American form of implied self righteousness. We know best. We are better then you.

Yet we certainly don't have any right to speak from the moral high ground given our track record these days with the rest of the world. Everyone else in the world sees it but not our government. It only reinforces the belief in other countries of how delusional and out of the loop our leaders are.

Immediate case in point is Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s criticism of what she called power hungry chief executives with unchecked authority when referring to Russia Vladimir Putin.

"In any country, if you don't have countervailing institutions, the power of any one president is problematic for democratic development,"

Hello to you Miss Queen of the Imperial Presidency.

Bush and Cheney have worked tirelessly since coming to power to centralize their power in the executive branch of government. By doing so they have in fact weakened the demoratic power of the other institutions and branches of government. The weakening of Congressional power has been almost a daily goal of Bush administration usurpers.

They often brand others as religious fanatics (which in many cases they maybe). While failing to see their own Christian fanaticism and self-righteousness running amok.

Welcome to the continuing episodes of the Bush administration's Twilight Zone.

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