Monday, September 06, 2004

Great Quote

"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the President or any other public official save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country."
-- Theodore Roosevelt

Thanks to PAUL, a fellow vet - I took this great quote from his website. It expresses my rage toward Mr. Bush and the Republicans for pretending that criticism of the President and his failed policies is criticism of the United States. It expresses my rage when those who support the invasion of Iraq can't justify it without speaking of 9/11 and the need for us to defend ourselves, and assume those against the invasion of Iraq must be against fighting Al Queda as well. Bush is not "America," he is a politician and he works for US, we don't work for him.

Mr. Bush is a failure and we need to relieve him of his command and appoint a new commander to take over and win this war. I don't want to fight the war on terror - I want to WIN.


ALa said...

I wish your party would have nominated someone that I would feel comfortable with no matter which way the election went...I REALLY wish that...

vrangel said...

Sadly TWD, you are a bit confused. Bush is on a right track in terms of winning the war on terror.
Dems are either clueless or prefer to stick to their pre-9/11 illusions.

I suggest reading instapundit as a cure.

Regardless , CB is posting again, see you there.
I really enjoyed your posts on CB forum.

this we'll defend said...

Vrangel, easy to say but please provide more than a blanket 'Bush is doing well in the war on terror' with no background.

Here is some background you might want to read before you jump to the conclusion that Bush is strong and doing well as commander in chief:

Bounding the Global War on Terrorism found at

IRAQ AND VIETNAM: DIFFERENCES, SIMILARITIES, AND INSIGHTS at It notes that most comparisons overplay the similarities and understate the differences.

Strategic Consequences of the Iraq War: U.S. Security Interests in Central Asia Reassessed at

vrangel said...

Look, I've already ran few circles here on the subject.
I don't really want to go back to cut and paste from earlier posts.

There is a lot written about it by neo-intellectuals.
Go directly to archives ,
also for current stuff.

Instapundit is a good link site to find more.

Frater Bovious said...

I like the quote, and will add it to my list of quotes and things on The Glob Blog. Railing against the current leader is a hallmark of Democracy.

At some point, if I have the energy, I am going to attempt to give a reason why I think the invading Iraq might've been the right thing to do, even if accidentally. Hint: It's not about WMD or al Qaeda. Or even directly Saddam. But, I've got some research to do.

Meanwhile, great quote. Keep raging. fb