Brooks (brooksmoses) wrote,

Thanks for small favors.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush will set aside any discussion of Iraq and highlight America's "moral calling," when he addresses the nation on Wednesday night, the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, a White House spokesman said.

Thanks be for small favors. At the very least, he shall not use it as a bully pulpit to declare war on them, then.

Later in the article:
Bush, in excerpts of a CBS television interview released on Monday, recalled as among his most painful memories of the past year the "blood lust" of families of victims of the World Trade Center attacks.

"There was a lot of blood lust," Bush said of his meeting with victims' families shortly after the attacks. "People were, you know, pointing their big old hands at me saying, 'Don't you ever forget this, Mr. President. Don't let us down."'

This, too, is encouraging. We do have a president who sees that that reaction can be taken too far.

Link: full story here.

- Brooks

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