“Keep the egg from fully cracking”
That’s a direct quote from the man who is sending 21,500 American men and women on a fool’s errand of putting Humpty-Dumpty together again, at risk of their lives.
PRESIDENT BUSH: Yeah, you know, that’s an interesting question. I don’t quite view it as the broken egg; I view it as the cracked egg –
MR. LEHRER: Cracked egg?
PRESIDENT BUSH: — that — where we still have a chance to move beyond the broken egg. And I thought long and hard about the decision, Jim. Obviously it’s a big decision for this theater in the war on terror, and you know, if I didn’t believe we could keep the egg from fully cracking, I wouldn’t ask 21,000 kids — additional kids to go into Iraq to reinforce those troops that are there.
Watch the interview here.
Russell Feingold is not running for president.
Unlike Joseph Lieberman, he is a mensch.
I want to take this morning’s post for a moment to discuss
what we expect the senate to do. What do the members stand for and what will they stand for?
Will the Republicans follow their own base instincts? Yes, and not one of them now in the senate voted against the military commissions act of
20072006 — the act of abominations.
Why do I bring up Joe Lieberman? Because he is emblematic of what we face, a then-democrat he also voted for this monstrous war crime.
Why did Joe vote for torture? People have a lot of reasons they do things, but they come back to a fundamental question of whose interests they serve. Joe is accused of being the senator from Israel. It’s an unfair accusation, and assumes as well that Israel speaks with one voice. If America were held to the same standard it would be the tyrant’s voice the world would hear.
We have many voices, every country and nation. We have those within our number who pervert our desires for peace and turn it to warfare. Why do they do this?
Of course, as soon as I begin to explore the landscape of what motivates others, it becomes self-analysis very quickly, as it should. So I can only really speak to what thoughts are imaginable, conceivable to me.
Hubris is a possibility. Maybe Joe Lieberman sees this as his ticket to the presidency somehow?
At least for now, we know that Russ Feingold is not seeking the presidency. He is trying to preserve what is left of our nation before the tyrant destroys it and turns us into a banana republic.
Russ Feingold is the conscience of the senate.