Making Friends...

George Bush's plans to spread "good" through "bringing democracy" to countries with the use of the "pre-emptive" war tool around the world seem to be working- if one listens to the Administration (Fox, and Clear Channel included).



In fact, to survey the damage, err.., progress, he sent Karen Hughes on a "fact-finding" mission to determine whether or not the plans were working:


She returned looking perplexed but encouraged. Anybody willing to follow in her footsteps without a phalanx of military and "private security" personnel might want to look at the State Department's Current Travel Warnings.

Travel Warnings are issued when the State Department recommends that Americans avoid a certain country. The following is a sample of some of the countries that we've "liberated", are our "friends", are helping in the "war on terror", or just all around "good guys" - in no particular order except importance. (Note the conspicuous absence of Iran and Syria - just to pick a large geographic area at random):

Iraq

The Department of State continues to strongly warn U.S. citizens against travel to Iraq, which remains very dangerous. Remnants of the former Baath regime, transnational terrorists, and criminal elements remain active. Attacks against military and civilian targets throughout Iraq continue, including in the International (or "Green") Zone. Targets include hotels, restaurants, police stations, checkpoints, foreign diplomatic missions, and international organizations and other locations with expatriate personnel.

Israel

The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to carefully weigh the necessity of their travel to Israel in light of the risks noted below. The Department also urges U.S. citizens to defer unnecessary travel to the West Bank and avoid all travel to Gaza.

Afghanistan

The Department of State strongly warns U.S. citizens against travel to Afghanistan. There is an ongoing threat to kidnap and assassinate U.S. citizens and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) workers throughout the country. The ability of Afghan authorities to maintain order and ensure the security of citizens and visitors is limited.

Saudi Arabia

Due to concerns about the possibility of additional terrorist activity directed against American citizens and interests, the Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens to defer non-essential travel to Saudi Arabia.

Pakistan

Due to on-going concerns about the possibility of terrorist activity directed against American citizens and interests, the Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens to defer non-essential travel to Pakistan.

Iran

Tensions generated by the current situation in Iraq have increased the potential threat to U.S. citizens and interests abroad posed by those who oppose U.S. policy.

Kuwait

The Department continues to remind all U.S. citizens in Kuwait to exercise caution, maintain a low profile, and avoid areas where westerners are known to congregate.

Egypt

The U.S. Government continues to strongly urge all Americans resident in or traveling to Egypt to exercise caution. Furthermore, Americans should avoid travel to the Sinai.

Indonesia

This Travel Warning is being issued to update security information in Indonesia and to note that the Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens to defer all non-essential travel to the country.

Lebanon

The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to carefully weigh the necessity of their travel to Lebanon in light of the risks noted below.

Yemen

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to defer non-essential travel to Yemen. The security threat to all U.S. citizens in Yemen remains high due to terrorist activities in Yemen.

Anybody packed their bags yet?

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