Tuesday, June 29, 2004

This is interesting.
This is my favorite part:
"Including Turkey in the EU would prove that Europe is not the exclusive club of a single religion, and it would expose the 'clash of civilizations' as a passing myth of history," Bush said.

Chirac said on Monday that Bush should not comment on Turkey's EU entry hopes as EU affairs were none of his business.

"If President Bush really said that the way I read it, well, not only did he go too far but he went into a domain which is not his own," Chirac told reporters at the summit.

"It is like me trying to tell the United States how it should manage its relations with Mexico," he added.

No Jacques, actually it isn't at all like that because we don't have a North American Union that excludes members of North America. It would actually be closer to commenting on one state in the US refusing to recognize another as part of the US.

And interesting, isn't it that if you take what Bush is saying here at face value, doesn't seem as though he wants to turn the whole world into "fundamentalist Christians" either, does it? More like he wants everyone to have freedom OF religion, not established by the govt. AND democratic process. Oh, that's right, that makes Bush the elitist because that's the American way, and he obviously believes that it has been a benefit to society...

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