"Sixty years of Western nations excusing and accommodating the lack of freedom in the Middle East did nothing to make us safe, because in the long run, stability cannot be purchased at the expense of liberty." -- George W. Bush.

  1. I wish he was talking about the US, and not the ME with regards to liberty.
  2. Were I one of his speechwriters, I would have a good chortle over this one.
  3. Apparently, the right wing has deduced that there is a finite amount of liberty in the world; in order to raise up the ME, we have to lower ourselves.