When I think of Bush, I do not think of liberty and courage, compassion and justice. No, I think of arrogance, greed and lies. He is a thug, a buffoon and a coward. Not only is he incompetent, he is corrupt.
He is of a kind with the dictators; a strutting, sanctimonious buffoon who talks democracy but acts like Saddam Hussein. Bush might differ in degree from Hussein, not having been in power as long, but in behavior, with torture and the corruption of government, they are of a kind.
While al-Qaida is an enemy of the values and principles of the United States and Western civilization and must be confronted, it can do no more than kill people and destroy property.
Bush can subvert our principles and institutions. He is the greater enemy.
Of course. If he serves out his term, we will be a contemptible people who allowed it, nothing less than a contemptible people who, considered as a whole, deserve to have our nation bankrupted and rendered impotent. And if this would-be dictator does in fact leave after his term is up, nevertheless we will then get more like him and like the PNAC imperialists—for, if we did not have the energy to remove this monster, we will not have the energy to prevent recurrence.