Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

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Bush is Not an Existentialist, Darn

Joe Klein regrets that President Bush shows no angst or existential trauma in his decision making on Iraq. This is not only the Clintonian ("I feel your pain," etc.) but the liberal-left view in which you trust nothing, including the value of the ends you are pursuing. This is worth reading if for no other reason than to see what angst Bush causes liberals. Bush’s faith--surprise--is also attacked.
"And this, I think, is at the heart of what is disturbing about Bush’s faith in this moment of national crisis: it does not discomfort him enough; it does not impel him to have second thoughts, to explore other intellectual possibilities or question the possible consequences of his actions."

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