I heard Arizona senator John McCain publically say that George W.Bush didn't flinch when faced with "hard choices".
Bush, according to verifiable sources, had planned to go after Saddam Hussein (the words "F**k Saddam, we're taking him out" were used by the prez) well before 9/11.
Was it a hard choice to lie to the American people about the reasons for attacking Iraq?
It should have been.
McCain tries to make Bush look heroic in his decisiveness.
He says Bush didn't flinch.
Knowing what we know now (and even what we knew then), he damn well should have flinched.
The act of "deciding" isn't worth a slimy spitball if you don't have the intuition, intelligence, honesty, or character to decide what is truthful and right.
Custer decided to move his troops toward the Little Bighorn one day. The decisive cuss went and killed himself along with hundreds of others.
I would have told Custer to flinch.
How about you?
Do you think John McCain has sold his soul? Read Thomas Schaller's thoughts.
And at Norwegianity, we see that Mark has offered another way of thinking about the whole thing.