Wednesday, July 06, 2005

The Unfeeling President

The novelist E. L. Doctorow, never a fan of President Lucky Codpiece, really nailed it in an essay published in the Easthampton Star back in September of 2004. It is as valid today 3/4 of a year later as it was the day it was written.

It begins "I fault this president for not knowing what death is. He does not suffer the death of our 21-year-olds who wanted to be what they could be. On the eve of D-Day in 1944 General Eisenhower prayed to God for the lives of the young soldiers he knew were going to die. He knew what death was. Even in a justifiable war, a war not of choice but of necessity, a war of survival, the cost was almost more than Eisenhower could bear."

Read the rest of it and then tell me with a straight face that this is really the "war president" that this country wants and needs and deserves.