Bush: murtunut mies?

Andrew Sullivan, amerikkalaistunut brittiläinen konservatiivi, on kirjoittanut presidentti George W. Bushin eilisestä puheesta blogimerkinnän, joka on puhuttelevimpia aikoihin. Näin se alkaa:

”He seemed almost broken to me. His voice raspy, his eyes watery, his affect exhausted, his facial expression almost bewildered. I thought I would feel angry; but I found myself verging toward pity. The case was so weak, the argument so thin, the evidence for optimism so obviously strained that one wondered whom he thought he was persuading. And the way he framed his case was still divorced from the reality we see in front of our nose: that Iraq is not, as he still seems to believe, full of ordinary people longing for democracy and somehow stymied solely by ’extremists’ or al Qaeda or Iran, but a country full of groups of people who cannot trust one another, who are still living in the wake of unimaginable totalitarian trauma, who have murdered and tortured and butchered each other in pursuit of religious and ethnic pride and honor for centuries.”

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