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"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."

...............................................................Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Heckuva Role Model, Bushie

Actions have consequences, unintended or otherwise, and as Bill W. over at C&L points out in Indicted For War Crimes, Sudan Cites U.S. As Example Why It Needn’t Comply George Bush's outlaw action pulling the U.S. out of the International Criminal Court is now coming back to haunt the conscience. Not Bush's of course, his administration has been soft-pedaling sanctions against Sudan for years, as Bill notes.

But then I guess you can do it, and get away with it, when you're the Deciderer. Heck, you can even make jokes about it: If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator.

And then he said it again....

And what's "it"? What will Bush and Company get away with? We may never know. But they will. And they'll have to live with that knowledge eating away at them for the rest of their lives.

And no joking or denial or rationalization in the world is going to protect them from their own monster selves.


Anonymous said...


This is very 'mid-western' of you, to have recognized what GWB IS, along with all his admnistration cronies, but fail to acknowledge that he will NEVER suffer a single remorseful thought. As in Dorothy's (or Oz fame) dream, the TinMan had no heart, the Lion had no courage, and the Scarecrow had no brains. As evidenced by his past behavior--especially as demonstrated by Katrina response--GWB has NONE of these. In fact, dry drunks who have 'found God' are not truthful with themselves: they have not FOUND God, they ARE God. Lesser men (all the rest of us) are merely put here to serve them. As a mid-westerner-at-heart, I identify with the generosity of spirit that endorses forgiveness. With the current group of miscreants, however, I find such generosity hard to embrace.


Prairie Sunshine said...

Not being generous, being realistic.

They will have to live with their own conduct, their "own monster selves."