Thanks, but no thanks

Iranian activist Emad Baghi explains that the Bush administration’s financial assistance to his country’s “democracy” movement is not helping the situation:

“We are under pressure here both from hard-liners in the judiciary and that stupid George Bush.”

After all, the US has become so toxic, who would want to be associated with its government? Except for the obvious brown-nosers, of course, who clearly have no idea how isolated they have become. As Condoleezza Rice arrives in Australia, guess who thinks that, “there are few countries where she will be more popular?” Popular with whom, exactly? As a recent poll suggested, the US is increasingly unpopular in Australia with average people. Most journalists don’t spend too much talking with them, as its seemingly much more fun wining and dining state power. Keeps them in touch, clearly.

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