"It is written in the eternal constitution that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." - Edmund Burke
Let's not get too nostalgic here. Let's not be excessively merciful. You know, there have been times in recent days when I pitied Bush, when I felt bad for him because he knows that he is a disgrace and that his legacy is always going to be one of disgrace. I feel bad for all the mean things people say about him. For the 25 years he's aged in the last 8. He looks so much older now, his demeanor's changed, he doesn't seem anything like the monster he once was. He is powerless and broken. And so it seems mean to be mean to this old man, to call him a disgrace.
But then I remember what he did to my beloved country, the damage he inflicted. And the arrogant, sneering child that he was when he had power. There is no defense for his record. And if there is redemption for that man, it's not in this world. Forgiving him is the sin of excessive mercy.
"We may have destroyed this country, but we got rich doing it!" --The GOP
There is a special place in hell for those who care only about themselves.
Last edited by danarhea; 01-13-09 at 06:50 PM.
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