no one is defending anyone. george bush says is speaking to an imaginary 'we.' remove one grain of salt from all news you hear then add your own. go buy a chocalate bar to share with someone and be nice.
all we do as human beings is point in the mirror. if we shun something, we are pointing at our own loathing. if we agree, its our own belief that we are showing off. i won't go into how those 'others' are actually self projections but remember, 'they' need chocolate too. also remember that i am only pointing at myself right now.
george says 'we' are a beacon of freedom. as long as he assumes that 'we' exclude other countries and entities who do not 'agree' with 'us,' i do not consider myself part of 'his' freedom. though i know he needs support and i will be saying some prayers for him, i am not especially comforted by his being in office at this time. i apologize for my ungainliness but, no matter who attacked 'us,' 'i' did it to 'myself.' i think i'll have a chocolate.
all we can do is try to understand ourselves a little better. just notice ourselves, dont be judgemental, just notice. and dont forget to eat well.
fasting brings a whole other issue entirely. for, of course, 'justice' will be 'served.'