Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Who says Bush has no sense of irony?

Fifty years ago, Hungarian insurgents waged a bloody but unsuccessful uprising against foreign occupation by a superpower, the then USSR. In memory of that battle for self-determination, President Bush Jr visited Hungary last month.

According to the New York Times, Bush gave his own administration a sharp warning over Iraq:

"The lesson of the Hungarian experience is clear," Mr. Bush said.
"Liberty can be delayed, but it cannot be denied."

I think it is a fine thing that Bush is able to compare Hungary’s fight for independence with the Iraqi struggle for self-determination without foreign occupation.

No comments: