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Judge Nap: The Arab Spring has become Western Winter

by Judge Andrew Napolitano | Washington Times

Is the Arab Middle East ready for democracy? We know how the past two American presidents have answered this.

The revised stated purpose behind President George W. Bush’s invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq was to build a new world order by forcing democracy on populations to whom it was truly alien. The original stated purpose for invading Afghanistan was to destroy the folks who provided shelter to the 9/11 attackers, and the original stated purpose for invading Iraq was to rid it of a government that possessed and might use weapons of mass destruction.

But when we learned that the real support for the 9/11 attacks came from folks protected by our so-called friends in Saudi Arabia, and when we learned that the only weapons of mass destruction possessed by Iraq were the ones the U.S. sold to Saddam Hussein in the mid-1980s, which he no longer possessed, the Bush administration changed the rhetoric but not the violence or its cost.

Since the termination of those wars came about after the installation of puppet regimes in both countries, and since those regimes now claim legitimacy because they were elected by the people permitted to vote there, we have been reminded that democracy is more than the result of a majority vote. It is respect for the rule of law and recognition of the inalienable rights of the individual. It is not torture, extra-judicial killings or government-sanctioned rape and legal suppression of women and girls; it is not racial and religious and ethnic hatred and persecution; and it is not the rule of mobs in the streets.

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Napalitano and Woods in 2016

Peter Schiff as Treasury Secretary. Michael Scheuer as Defense Secretary. John Stossel as press secretary, or would he be Chief of Staff? Can you imagine?

‘Each individual is separated from others by a "taboo of personal isolation"...this "narcissism of minor differences"'
--Sigmund Freud

We won't survive until 2016...

Whether Romney or Obama become our next president, the war they'll start will result in blowback that we will be economically too weak to fight.

Don't forget Justin Amash

He fits in somewhere as well, maybe he could be elevated to House Speaker haha

Stossel as Chief of Staff, Jesse Ventura as Head of Secret Service so he could body slam potential Napolitano assassins, and Ron Paul as Chairman of the Fed hahaha

Who is Secretary of State?


I love that: Jesse Ventura as Secret Service head, but it wouldn't be very secret with him at the helm.

‘Each individual is separated from others by a "taboo of personal isolation"...this "narcissism of minor differences"'
--Sigmund Freud

Close Down The Department Of State

And the department of "defense."

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

Definitely Ben Swann for press secretary

but I'm sure Stossel would fit in somewhere.

Good point about Ben Swann

I like Ben Swann better than my idea. Move Stossel to Chief of Staff. I could hear him say, "Give me a break," if politicians tried to muscle him.

‘Each individual is separated from others by a "taboo of personal isolation"...this "narcissism of minor differences"'
--Sigmund Freud

I kept TV

just to watch Andrew Napolitano program on Business Fox. The day Fox removed the program from the air, I unsubscribed from the cable TV.

He should run

For some kind of office, or better yet, be put on the supreme court.