Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Telling it Like it Is

Lee Iacocca (of all people) on President Bush (via Kevin Drum):
Courage - “Swagger isn’t courage. Tough talk isn’t courage. George Bush comes from a blue-blooded Connecticut family, but he likes to talk like a cowboy. You know, My gun is bigger than your gun. Courage in the twenty-first century doesn’t mean posturing and bravado. Courage is a commitment to sit down at the negotiating table and talk…. Bush can’t even make a public appearance unless the audience has been handpicked and sanitized.”
And our obligation to do something about it:
I’ll go a step further. You can’t call yourself a patriot if you’re not outraged. Why are we in this mess? How did we end up with this crowd in Washington? Well, we voted for them — or at least some of us did. But I’ll tell you what we didn’t do. We didn’t agree to suspend the Constitution. We didn’t agree to stop asking questions or demanding answers. Some of us are sick and tired of people who call free speech treason. Where I come from that’s a dictatorship, not a democracy.
Who knew he had it in him?

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