Reacting to the news of Terri Schiavo's passing, President Bush said: “The essence of civilization is that the strong have a duty to protect the weak,” he added. “In cases where there are serious doubts and questions, the presumption should be in favor of life.”
Guess he's had a change of heart, considering:
As governor of Texas, Bush signed a law that required doctors to remove feeding tubes when the patient had no chance of recovery and the insurance money ran out.
Bush signed death warrants in cases involving mentally retarded individuals and people with somewhat questionable convictions. He opposed any efforts to try to prove the innocent of such people.
Bush consistently decimates environmental regulations, cuts back important social programs that help the medically needy and refuses to act on one of the major health issues of our time – the lack of health coverage for tens of millions of poor Americans. Bush also pulled the US out of the Kyoto protocols, which are worldwide agreements to reduce global greenhouse emissions that threaten the entire planet.
And, of course…
Bush invaded Iraq based on flimsy and non-existent evidence and over the objections of many WMD and terrorism experts in the US and around the world. The invasion has killed more than 100,000 innocent civilians, destabilized an entire region of the globe, spurred anti-American hatred to new heights and made terrorism a greater threat than before 9-11 happened.
Excuse me while I consume mass quantities of mind-numbing substances. The utter hypocrisy and insanity is too much.