Monday, December 22, 2008

Comforter in Chief

It's been a truism of the last 7 years that President Bush and Vice-President Cheney are cold-hearted warmongers who've sent America's young men and women to die in the desert for their own cynical ends. I've never really bought it, and sure enough it's not true. By all means criticize the decisions the president has made, but don't tell me he doesn't understand the consequences of those decisions. I suspect he understands better than any of us.


Shane said...

For what it's worth, I never thought that Bush has acted in bad faith. Even Cheney probably believes in the correctness of his actions.

I just think that the "shape" of information flow in his administration has led him to devastating decisions due to a lack of awareness on certain pieces of information.

So yes, I believe that you're right, in the heart of your post. But I don't think that anyone can really understand what someone else has sacrificed (in general, not just talking about war here), since they don't have to live it every day. Death is a touchy subject, and people handle it differently.

Kaya Kelly said...

From friends I had to endure the constant jab that Bush never visits the wounded. I knew it was not true. I said nothing as they would not be persuaded otherwise. With this latest news they will call it a stunt.