This from the Huffington Post:
I Believe for Every Drop of Rain That Falls, A Flower Grows
by Marty Kaplan
"I wouldn't ask a mother or a dad -- I wouldn't put their son in harm's way if I didn't believe this was necessary for the security of the United States and the peace of the world. I strongly believe it, and I strongly believe we'll prevail. And I strongly believe that democracy will trump totalitarianism every time. That's what I believe. And those are the belief systems on which I'm making decisions that I believe will yield the peace."
-- George W. Bush, Cleveland, July 10, 2007
Who gives a flying fig for what you believe, Mr. President? You believed trading Sammy Sosa to the White Sox was a good move. You believed Saddam was making nukes from Nigerien yellowcake. . . . You said you had faith in General Casey (until you fired him). You keep telling us you have faith in Alberto Gonzales. . . .[B]ut why should any American mother or dad let you put their son in harm's way just because you "strongly believe" that his being wasted by a roadside IED in an Islamic civil war makes the world more peaceful and the United States more secure?
He believes he was elected as the Defender of the Faith, and that it is we who are accountable to him, rather than he who is accountable to us.
Click here for the complete text.
It's truly terrifying to have a Believer-in-Chief as the most powerful person [if you don't count Cheney and Rove] in the world.