January 21, 2005

Axis to Outposts

Have I mentioned that I think "axis of evil" was purposefully transmogrified into "outposts of tyranny" so "evil" looked less a synonym for Islam? After all, NoKo looked a bit an afterthought what with all the going-ons in Iraq and Afghanistan (sandwiching Iran to boot!). The 'outposts' look and feel more Benetton-y and 'we are the world', no?

...Cuba, Burma, North Korea, Iran, Belarus and Zimbabwe...but somehow I think Teheran, among the outposts, is looking at the tea-leaves about the Potomac a bit more intently than Yangoon, Harare, or Minsk.

Posted by Gregory at January 21, 2005 03:54 AM
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Great site!

Posted by: Liberal Larry's biggest fan at January 21, 2005 07:22 AM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

A curious omission of Syria. Could some sort of diplomatic breakthrough be imminent?

Posted by: yellerKat at January 21, 2005 12:45 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

I know you had to look those capitals up.

Posted by: Jeff at January 21, 2005 01:02 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

Good catch, Greg. The implication seems to be the reduction and isolation of tyrannical ventures.

Posted by: Art Wellesley at January 21, 2005 09:20 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

I'm still hoping for a fake out and a diversion of troops into Sudan, for humanitarian ending of genocide.

There is always a lowest of hanging fruit. The question is the will. The too-few troops for comfort do need some more resting time.

Maybe.

Posted by: Tom Grey - Liberty Dad at January 21, 2005 11:27 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink
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