Bush has said the 9-11 attack was because terrorists hate us for our freedoms.
"Freedom" being an entirely relative term, of course. Sure, Bush conservatives are all for freedom.
Unless of course, you're gay.
Or a woman.
Or a minority member.
Or a student.
Or a non-fundamentalist.
Or a protestor.
Or a scientist.
Or a union member.
Or a Democrat.
So in Bush's "Amur-ka", in the final analysis, the only ones entitled to freedom are privileged, polluting, white, rich, male, heterosexual, fundamentalist Republicans. And THAT, friends and neighbors, is a rapidly shrinking demographic.
So when Bush declares "They hate us for our freedoms," he's actually engaging in rare moments of truth, albeit inadvertently: his "haves and have mores" are unqestionably hated for all they represent -- an archaic plutocrat class that has felt blessed with a manifest destiny to oppress and enslave those who fared poorly in the lottery of birth.
Quote of the Day:
"A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny."