Monday, July 02, 2007

A President Besieged and Isolated, Yet at Ease

Junior is ill.

He must be, or he has allowed himself to stay in the bubble for so log, he has to call in big time experts to tell him what my granddaughter could easily explain to him, were he willing to admit to even a small mistake.

I hope he finds his answers. I honestly do. I hope we all find our answers in life.

I just don't want this nation to continue to be wrecked, possibly beyond repair, and any more nations to be subjected to the Bush- Cheney slaughter machine, while this 60 year old man asks questions he should have asked years ago; like before he ran for president in the first place.

A President Besieged and Isolated, Yet at Ease -

At the nadir of his presidency, George W. Bush is looking for answers. One at a time or in small groups, he summons leading authors, historians, philosophers and theologians to the White House to join him in the search.

Over sodas and sparkling water, he asks his questions: What is the nature of good and evil in the post-Sept. 11 world? What lessons does history have for a president facing the turmoil I'm facing? How will history judge what we've done? Why does the rest of the world seem to hate America? Or is it just me they hate?

These are the questions of a president who has endured the most drastic political collapse in a generation. Not generally known for intellectual curiosity, Bush is seeking out those who are, engaging in a philosophical exploration of the currents of history that have swept up his administration. For all the setbacks, he remains unflinching, rarely expressing doubt in his direction, yet trying to understand how he got off course.

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