• Synchronicity

    by  • 14 May, 2004 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Mike Allen of The Washington Post writes: “President Bush told graduates of a Christian college Friday that the abuse of Iraqi prisoners has embarrassed the country, and he offered ‘compassionate conservatism’ as an antidote to ‘show the good heart of our country to the whole world.'”

    Elisabeth Bumiller writes in the New York Times: “His theme in one of the most religious speeches he has ever delivered was his ‘compassionate conservative’ agenda; his message was that ‘failures of character’ led American soldiers to abuse Iraqi captives at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad. In a gymnasium of many would-be Lutheran ministers, he got a standing ovation and no words of protest.”

    Luckily, that same day, to keep it all in balance, as an antidote, Tom Hoffman writes to me these eternal words by P.T. Barnum: “You can never lose money by underestimating the intelligence of the American public.”

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