George W. Bush: No Longer the Decider

researchok8/17/2010 7:13:54 pm PDT

re: #116 WindUpBird

How did he backpedal? The wisdom quote? That wasn’t a backpedal.

OK, it was an unexpected dance move.

The way I see it, he got some bad advice when he responded to his critics. He should have said nothing and let his original words stand.

There is something about a President who takes a moral stand. There is no need to engage either idiots or bigots.

Our guaranteed freedoms are not so relevant when they are easy to ensure. We have been conditioned to respect our values. Freedoms that are difficult or unpopular measure our commitment to the ideals we say we believe in.

After 9/11, I harbored a lot of not so nice, secret thoughts and ideas about what I wanted to see done and to whom.

W made a principled stand and made3 clear in no uncertain terms brushes and not spray guns would be used to fight our enemies.

He was right.