Monday, January 14, 2008

Bush Insane?

A Middle East trip for peace ... and all the man does is obsessively ramp up the threat-level to Iran ... is Bush insane?

Can the man talk about anything other than war?

Is he even capable of talking peace?

He has utterly lost his balance - if he ever had it - and he's taking our nation further into the insanity of fear.

Robert Frost once wrote: "There's nothing I'm afraid of like scared people."

Because scared people, when scared for a long time, begin doing insane things, like torturing prisoners, when experts agree: torture yields poor results, and more importantly, such behavior is a violation of our nation's sacred principles. We are behaving badly, and our president has only made matters worse with behavior unbecoming to the Office and inconsistent with our nation's character.

John McCain recently notes: we're doing things to prisoners that we called war crimes when they were done by the Japanese in WW 2.

Let's face it: we use torture because we can. It's not about security, it's all about power, and there are are arenas of our government drunk on power.

We need a President who can help regain our balance and stop living in fear.

Surely, the dangers of our world are real, but our reactions have been way over the top. Our fear is causing us to lay aside our principles and our reputation among the nations of the world is suffering as a result.

We can do better, we must do better, we will do better.

P.S. For a fine editorial, see John Buchanan, Christian Century, Jan 15 ed: