My anger at George W. Bush's latest idiocy has left me unable to put together any coherent post on the subject, but this issue is too important for me to just let it go by unremarked, so I decided to post links to some other folks' words on the subject:
And I don’t want to turn back. I’m tired of the “Five More Years Promise.” The possibility of a cure is a bitter taste I wake up with in my mouth. I want my chance. I am twenty-seven years old and I want my chance to experience my life without diabetes. Diabetes will never quiet my ambition or temper my dreams, but it has the potential to shorten my life. This September will mark my twentieth year with diabetes and I want nothing more than to feel strong and hopeful for my healthy future.
Invade Iraq. Kill their soldiers and ours. Kill their civilians. All in the name of protecting us from a potential threat. This was, according to our 'leaders', the right thing to do.
Acquire and use the stem cells of embryos that will never be born. All in the name of saving lives and defending ourselves against actual illnesses. This is "crossing a line".
I just don't get it, (not my) President Bush.
Finally, Jon Stewart tries to make sense of the whole thing.
As one writer put it, Bush reserved his first veto as president for one of the only valuable things this do-almost-nothing Congress has managed to actually get done (source).
I am continually astonished at the callousness and ignorance this administration proudly displays, and I'm counting the days until January 20th, 2009.