Thursday, October 21, 2004
Bogeyman Backs Bush
The Bush regime's relationships with other countries speak volumes. Bush's allies and backers are all either bullies and tyrants or are in receipt of US 'Military Aid' which is paying for their presence in Iraq. They are more employees than allies. Poland is withdrawing its troops because the $66 million they receive is not covering the $100 million it is costing them. If Bush wants to purchase their continuing loyalty he need only up their wages.
In the tyrant category, Iran has declared their support for Bush. Given Bush's 'axis of evil' and nuclear finger pointing, this seems a bit odd. What is their motive? Are they trying to placate Bush, it is some kind of wily double bluff, have some kind of covert 'foreign relations' been going on between the two? Perhaps they recognise how little the Bush regime has actually done to combat terrorism, that their recommencement of a nuclear weapons programme means more nuclear material for all, or maybe they just identify. Fundamentalism is as Fundamentalism does.
Bush Receives Backing From 'Evil' IranThe Associated Press at The Moscow Times
TEHRAN, Iran -- U.S. President George W. Bush made Iran a charter member of his axis of evil, accuses it of sheltering al-Qaida and leads the charge to thwart Tehran's nuclear ambitions -- but still got an Iranian endorsement Tuesday over Democrat John Kerry.
Historically, Democrats have harmed Iran more than Republicans, said Hasan Rowhani, head of the Supreme National Security Council, Iran's top security decision-making body.
"We haven't seen anything good from Democrats," Rowhani told state-run television in remarks that, for the first time in recent decades, saw Iran openly supporting one U.S. presidential candidate over another.
"We should not forget that most sanctions and economic pressures were imposed on Iran during the time of [former Democratic U.S. President Bill] Clinton," Rowhani said. "And we should not forget that during Bush's era -- despite his hard-line and baseless rhetoric against Iran -- he didn't take, in practical terms, any dangerous action against Iran."
Though Iran generally does not publicly wade into U.S. presidential politics, it has a history of preferring Republicans over Democrats, who tend to press human rights issues.
"We do not desire to see Democrats take over," Rowhani said when asked if Iran was supporting Kerry against Bush.