Thursday, January 06, 2005

Sticks and Stones

I’ve decided to start another recurring feature. Sometimes you hear something so outrageously false, that it’s kind of funny. Like Al-Qaida leaders calling the US terrorists (or anyone else calling the US terrorists).
It’s the same with little kids (I’m not a brat, you’re a brat).
So, without further introduction, here’s today’s Sticks and Stones:
Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi is urging the U.S. to change "shameful" form of
government into a real democracy, insisting, "The U.S. doesn't have a regime worth imitating. If any regime is worth imitating, it is the Libyan regime: A republic of the masses, in which men and women govern themselves. ... a direct popular democracy."
In an interview on Al-Jazeera, Qaddafi says, "We call upon the American people to govern themselves, and convene popular committees. Today, after the bitter experience of 2004, it has been proven that the project of traditional democracy of political parties of elections [and] of presidents … failed. These are old classic molds that should all be in a museum.
... It is a disgrace to human nature."

I don't want to pick on the UN too much (is that possible), but one has to wonder if Lybia's spot on the Human Rights Commission has gone to their heads.


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