George W. Ozymandias

· dKo journal

It is hard to express how catastrophic these kinds of results from a very mainstream survey are for the President of unilateral “shock and awe.”
There is no middle ground. The last great military Superpower must either rule the world , or else become mere meathead muscle for the policies of other lands
Public Rejects Using Military Force to Promote Democracy
“Only 35% favored using military force to overthrow dictators”
“Americans do favor the US promoting democracy through diplomatic and cooperative methods.”
“Support is also strong for working multilaterally. Sixty-eight [68] percent said….it is better to work through the UN….while 25% said it is better for the US to act on its own because the US can act more decisively and effectively. ”
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This is a good time to remind Mr. Bush of a poem they used to teach in every school, and which he may have had to learn “by heart,” as a child.
Ozymandias
By Percy Bysshe Shelley
1792-1822
…on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies,…frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command….
And on the pedestal, these words appear:
“My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings,
Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!”

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay…