The helium-filled Inaugural
Scott Rosenberg on Dubya’s nauseating Inaugural Address:
“Empty language untethered from the perplexing world we occupy and from the messy events of the last four years, sentences floating off into an empyrean of millennial vagaries.
The world is a simple place to Bush. For him, ‘the moral choice between oppression, which is always wrong, and freedom, which is eternally right’ is one that involves no hard calls. And since America represents freedom and freedom is eternally right, it must still be right even when it locks hundreds of people away for life without trial or it tortures prisoners in a war launched on a lie. We are the forces of freedom; we can admit no wrong because we can do no wrong.”