Friday, January 21, 2005

Helping others find their own voice

Let's review that inauguration speech again. How did that go? Oh yes, that's right:
America will not impose our own style of government on the unwilling. Our goal, instead, is to help others find their own voice, attain their own freedom and make their own way.

And then there was that other part:
We will persistently clarify the choice before every ruler and every nation: The moral choice between oppression, which is always wrong, and freedom, which is eternally right.
Photos are of children crying after their parents were shot when they failed to stop at a checkpoint in Iraq. The blood is, apparently, their parents' not their own. (From a small, pretty amazing collection at the BBC.)

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