A bone of contention

Normally, I read John Scalzi’s blog and nod my head like a good little libby whore, he’s funny and his public facing (as he is quick to point out, there is a difference between who he is online and who he is) opinions frequently match up with mine. But today, I read this. I agree with a significant portion of this article. I, too, disapprove of the Bush administration’s handling of… damn near everything. I agree that any attacks on Iran would simply be spiteful.

What I disagree with is this.

“Frankly, at this point, the less he intrudes on my consciousness the happier I am…”
“…but more than that I just don’t want to have to think about him ever again.”

I think this is the wrong way to look at it. I think we should think about George W. Bush ALL THE TIME from here on in. Whenever we, as a country, have a discourse about what harm could be done by a poorly chosen politician, at any level, we should have to confront the loss that this country has suffered. The loss of life, the loss of political capital, the loss of economic momentum.

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