3 readers online now  |  69 million page views

President Bush's Demokratische Abenteuer Im Wunderland

Reader comment on item: Don't deal with terrorists

Submitted by orange yonason (United States), Jan 26, 2006 at 03:27

BS"D

This straightforward piece: is a small addition to Dr. Pipes' effective debunking of his simplistic faith in the power of the democracy-god.

"The myth that Hitler slipped into power by way of an illegal backroom deal which bypassed the constitution is more comforting than considering that maybe laws and democratic constitutions are not foolproof safeguards against the emergence of tyrants. If a constitutionally valid plurality want tyranny, they'll get it."
http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/map-faq6.htm

I.e., just because they had an election, doesn't mean you can trust them.

Though Mr. Bush is correct that candidates who help their constituants are more likely to win, he is not correct in his assumption that it therefor follows that their "concern" for their fellows isn't a means to some nefarious end, as is the case with Hamas. They even say as much themselves. And,...
"When Someone Tells You He Wants to Kill You - Take Him Seriously"
http://www.townhall.com/opinion/columns/cliffordmay/2005/11/03/174278.html
Though the article is referring to Ahmadinejad, it could easily have been written about Hamas, with only minor changes.

On the other hand, could he be right? After all, don't we have many reems of paper like this,...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1665000/images/_1666325_paperless-pa150.jpg
...signed by Arabs pledging to honor all the pledges mades since the last ones they never kept?

And don't we owe it to our children...
http://www.afsi.org/MEDIA/images/handgrenade.jpg
...to stick out our necks for even the flimsiest chance of peace?

...with "honorable" people like these?
http://www.cornermark.com/hiddenfolder/enemies/hezbollah_hamas_nazi_salute.jpg

No, not really.

Just why Mr. Bush, who appears to be an otherwise sane and outstanding president, subscribes to that nonsense, I don't know, especially when the facts which put the lie to that fantasy are as easily available as with this:
http://www.mythsandfacts.com/index.asp
(and so many more!)
Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to President Bush's Demokratische Abenteuer Im Wunderland by orange yonason

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2021 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)