:: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 ::
What constitutes a "standard of living"? How do you define success and prosperity? For some, it may mean simply that they have food and shelter. To others, if they don't have the freedom to determine the nature of the at food or shelter and the means of acquisition, no amount of wealth is sufficient. If you had a nice house and plenty of food, but no say in the outcome of your life, would you be content?
Dean: Iraqi People 'Whole Lot Worse' Now Than Under Saddam -- GOPUSA
Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, who desperately needs to perform well in Tuesday's primary race in New Hampshire, said on Sunday that the people of Iraq are worse off now than they were before Saddam Hussein was removed from power.
Describing the condition of their current situation with what they had under the former dictator, Dean said the Iraqi people have suffered even more since the United States went to war with Iraq last spring.
'You can say that it's great that Saddam is gone and I'm sure that a lot of Iraqis feel it is great that Saddam is gone,' remarked Dean during a 'Women for Dean' campaign rally on Sunday. 'But a lot of them gave their lives. And their living standard is a whole lot worse now than it was before.'
There are some in this world who would sooner starve as free men than to eat well as slaves. Howie does not, apparently, count himself among them.
:: Mark 12:09 PM [+] ::