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    Filed at 8:21 am under by dcobranchi

    that should never appear in the same sentence:

    If Mr. Bush had done what he promised in 2000 – that is, no nation-building – he would go down in history as perhaps the greatest president since George Washington.

    5 Responses to “THREE WORDS…”

    Comment by
    Dave Reid
    August 14th, 2008
    at 11:40 am

    It’s pretty interesting to see just how fast those campaign promises were throw out the window.

    Comment by
    August 14th, 2008
    at 12:19 pm

    Interesting. I think that apart from his actions in the war on terror, he’s been a pretty mediocre president. Reagan is still da man.

    Perhaps in 40 years, if the western world prevails or the muslim people join the 21st century, we might fondly remember Pres. Bush as the first president who saw what we were up against, but I’m not at all sure we’ll have an end things in 40 years.

    On a side note, here’s a quiz to see if you’re living in the real world:
    Q: Why did Russia invade Georgia?
    (Hint – if you don’t know the answer is “Because they could”, you aren’t living in the real world.)

    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    August 14th, 2008
    at 2:25 pm

    Colbert has asked the question though:

    “Bush, great President or greatest President?”

    Surely Colbert couldn’t have been off the mark. . . 🙂


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    August 15th, 2008
    at 1:41 pm

    Real world? Reagan? LOL – which movie script said that?!

    And whose real world is the clueless current Republican president living in?

    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    August 15th, 2008
    at 2:05 pm

    From someone who blogs about Reason (rather than Religion) as reality in Columbia SC :

    Osama bin Laden is crazy. George Bush is crazy. They are both crazy because they both believe an imaginary being tells them what to do. Crazy people don’t hear imaginary voices tell them to seek out evidence for their beliefs, empathize with others, and behave in socially responsible ways—and Bush & Laden don’t.

    A rational world would ignore them and the Great War On Terror® would be no more than a fistfight between two loonies. Lunatics need followers, and they need schoolhouses that produce followers who won’t ask questions and demand reasons, but only blindly trust in authority.

    Authority derived from a mythic creator, itself created from their own imaginations, ultimately from the strengths of their own emotions. Bush and Laden succeed to the extent they can arouse those emotions in others.

    The average American doesn’t support either one of those lunatics, nor does the average citizen of Afghanistan, Iraq, or anywhere.

    . . .Not allowing children to question and learn is immoral. Religious schools are immoral. Some secular schools are no better, but the solution is not to give up and let lunatics take over Education. To do that sows the seeds of our destruction.

    Last year SC enacted a law allowing public high schools to teach bible classes. Right away the lunatics heard imaginary men muttering that this was a chance to get into the schoolhouse, circumvent the laws, and smother reality-based education with the kudzu of fundamentalist, faith-based indoctrination. Several districts rushed classes into production in ways that were highly suspect and probably illegal. Come September they’ll be at it again.

    The fundo-Bushists may fight the fundo-binLadenists over what exact kind of theocracy they want for our children, but they both want to turn the clock back to a pre-enlightenment era of superstition, stagnation, and fear.

    This vision of our children’s future is terrifying, and efforts to impose such a future is terrorism. . . our enemies are those who listen to imaginary voices and our allies are all those who depend on reality. In the 21st century this fight can’t be confined to some far off battlefield; The Central Front in the War on Terror® is right here in your local schoolhouse.