Freedom & Liberty, But No Iraq
I just heard a reporter mention the number of times President Bush said the words Freedom and Liberty in his inaugural address. Then, they just had to mention that Iraq was not mentioned even once in the speech! Well, I just thought I’d provide a short list of some other places not mentioned, just so Iraq doesn’t feel left out.
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Antigua, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Barbara Boxer’s Mouth of Biblical Proportions, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D’lvoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt (I know, technically he did since he mentioned Sinai, but I couldn’t break up the team!), El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland,France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel (Yeah, there was that Sermon on the Mount comment right after mentioning Sinai, too. You caught me), Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Michael Moore’s Monstrous Behind, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Ted Kennedy’s Tremedous Head, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Woops! The list wasn’t that short. Sorry about that. Wouldn’t it be great if the MSM decided to report the news instead of having to editorialize all the time? Sure, it’s a fact that President Bush didn’t say the word Iraq even once. But, really, what does that have to do with anything? He also didn’t mention any of the other countries in which we have troops currently. Yep, that is a list of them up above… along with a couple of editorialized entries - Hey, what’s sauce for the goose, right?
(cross-posted at yathinkso.com)