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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Today's Sunday School kindergarten lesson on Foreign Policy

Here's what President Bush said last week in California--

"I base a lot of my foreign policy decisions on some things that I think are true. One, I believe there's an Almighty. And, secondly, I believe one of the great gifts of the Almighty is the desire in everybody's soul, regardless of what you look like or where you live, to be free."

The knowledgeable writer George Packer (who originally supported the war) comments, "It seems that unless God himself gains entry to the West Wing and informs the President that the Iraqis' desire to be free is not the issue, a grandiose theology will continue to doom America and Iraq to a bloody stalemate."

--The New Yorker, May 8