I know North Korea encourages its people to hate America, and President Bush in particular. But this photo from its state-run media still shocked me:
North Korea may revile Bush, but there are other nations in particular, those where free people have fresh memories of oppression that admire him:
North Korean children play a shooting game with a toy gun aiming at a portrait of U.S. President George W. Bush at Namjun kindergarten in Shinwiju, Pyongan-Budo, North Korea. The photo was released by Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 9, 2005. (Reuters)
Hated by dictatorships and embraced by fresh young democracies, Bush seems to have made the right enemies, and earned the right friends.
U.S. President George W. Bush waves to the crowd after delivering an address to a large gathering of Georgians in Tbilisi, Georgia, May 10, 2005. Bush, the first U.S. leader to visit the ex-Soviet Republic while in office, spoke in the capital's Freedom Square, the rallying point for a 2003 "Rose Revolution" that installed a reforming, Western-looking government. (Jim Bourg/Reuters)
When liberals, seriously or not, encourage people to kill Bush (as they did here and here), do they realize they're aligning themselves with the world's most repressive regime, and against its newest free nations? Do they care?