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Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia.
~Kurt Vonnegut
Saturday, November 12, 2005

Credibility and Responsibility

When a president cannot rely on his own credibility and uses a Veterans Day gathering to 'campaign' one year into his second term, saying "It is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history of how that war began,", while at the same time rewriting the contents of a press briefing, (link contains video evidence to the contrary) one has to wonder exactly how much political capital the dude thinks he has. Honestly, how can he show his face in public? How can he address Veterans? How can he use Veteran's Day to slap our Veterans in the face?

Only someone instrumental in skewing the facts would be as desperate as he to continue to perpetuate the fairy tale. For others, those who can admit they were swayed by distorted facts and who feel an urgency to rectify their/our actions, I have far more respect.
John Edwards has earned more respect from me. His name can be added to the growing list of people who can admit, I was wrong.

Written in the Washington Post, John Edwards continues with some powerful words, acknowledgement of mistakes made, something George W apparently has no capacity for. "
It was a mistake to vote for this war in 2002. I take responsibility for that mistake. It has been hard to say these words because those who didn't make a mistake -- the men and women of our armed forces and their families -- have performed heroically and paid a dear price.

The world desperately needs moral leadership from America, and the foundation for moral leadership is telling the truth."

If the majority of Americans think our president is dishonest then perhaps we need to admit our mistakes and rectify them. Three more years is just far too long. Far too much more damage can be littered upon this nation in that time frame. Being lied to for any reason is reprehensible. Allowing a president to continue to lead under a canopy of deception is unacceptable. This is still a country with a basis of, by and for the people is it not?
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