Bush to Take Radical New Direction in Final Year of Presidency

Ha ha! Just kidding!

Bush to push democracy with Arab allies:

Bush was in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday where he was to deliver a speech, gently prodding the slowly liberalizing Arab states. His address, reprising his call for democracy in the Middle East and other places where it is scarce, was planned at an opulent, gold-trimmed hotel here where a suite goes for $2,450 a night.

...[I]n the UAE, the State Department report found what it called significant human rights problems including: no citizens' right to change the government and no popularly elected representatives of any kind; flogging as judicially sanctioned punishment; arbitrary detention and incommunicado detention, restrictions on freedom of speech and the press.
Bush's Freedom Agenda, bitchez:

1. Tell the brown people they need the democracy.

2. Load up on gourmet cocktail weenies from all-you-can-eat buffet at fancy hotel.

3. If applicable, tell His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to "pull my finger."

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