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I live in the Fortress of Solitude. I drive the Silver Beast. My obsession is justice. I used to be a Windows software developer. I retired in 2000 when my stock options helped me achieve financial security.

Saturday, December 31, 2005

It ALWAYS Comes Down to Money!

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."

I still think the Iraq War was all about OIL and GREED. What Bush did was neither honourable nor noble, and does not in any sense follow the creed of Theodore Roosevelt. He LIED to the world to justify his war over petroleum (there were no WMD in Iraq; there was no link between Saddam and al Qaeda).

And he further LIED to the American people that they are now safer as a result of the Iraq War. There is no evidence, and no reason to believe, that the United States are safer from terrorism today. For the born-again Bush, it is merely an article of faith.

In any moment of decision, you must act on the basis of moral rectitude, not out of greed for wealth and oil. Bush deserves as much respect as a rutting pig.


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