Thursday, November 11, 2004

Presidential Ignorance

From ignorance our comfort flows,
The only wretched are the wise.
Matthew Prior (1664 - 1721), English diplomat and poet

President Bush has once again demonstrated his limited understanding of international affairs. The tentatively scheduled January elections in Iraq are to select a national assembly of 275 members, which will than choose from its members a president and two deputies and write a constitution.

Bush said Wednesday, “I’m confident when people realized that there’s a chance to vote on a president, they will participate.”

The Misanthrope believes this lack of depth in world knowledge is inexcusable at best and dangerous at worse. How can the U.S. Commander in Chief not know what our soldiers are fighting to achieve? Yet, 59 million people allowed this ignorance to continue.

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