Repent, George! Repent!
Or will you simply do what you always do-- ignore the problem and pretend like it doesn't exist?
No George, now is the time for humility. Because regardless of what our intentions were, we screwed up. And innocent children died. As you love to say about Iraq, "we broke it, now we must fix it."
A real leader would act with sincere humility. A real leader would send aid to any families who suffered as a result of the bombing. A real leader would represent this nation well, showing that we aren't barbarous thugs who indiscriminately drop bombs. Or are we?
You see, there isn't too much difference between a 16 year old kid with explosives strapped to his chest and a military aircraft dropping bombs on civilians. The only difference is the 100 million dollars of military ordinance. Civilians are civilians.
When a suicide bomber straps a bomb to his back he mistakenly believes that his act of mass murder will somehow bring justice to his people's struggle. There is no difference when one of our bombs falls from the sky in the attempt to "bring justice."
If one of these acts is terrorism, then so is the other.
If we are a nation of laws-- a nation of compassion, then we must apologize for what we have done. I don't give a rat's ass about 9/11 right now. It doesn't give us the right to tear up the world, killing more innocent people. As we teach our children, "two wrongs do not make a right" and the ends do not justify the means.
How much are we willing to give up in order to fight this bullshit war on terror? How much terror are we willing to exact on others in the process? How many civil liberties are we willing to hand over to our emperor-in-chief? What will be left of the American ideals when this is all over? And how much safer will we be after this is all said and done? How many terrorists are we breeding?
Apologize now, Mr. President.
(Better yet, step down and turn yourself in. It's called repentance. Look into it.)