Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Never Thought I'd Be Quoting Lee Iacocca

But hey, I'm reading the guy's new book, Where Have All the Leaders Gone?, and I like it. I like it a lot. To read an excerpt from it CLICK HERE.

One of my favorite quotes from the book so far:
A leader has to be a person of CHARACTER. That means knowing the difference between right and wrong and having the guts to do the right thing. Abraham Lincoln once said, "If you want to test a man's character, give him power." George Bush has a lot of power. What does it say about his character? Bush has shown a willingness to take bold action on the world stage because he has the power, but he shows little regard for the grievous consequences. He has sent our troops (not to mention hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi citizens) to their deaths—for what? To build our oil reserves? To avenge his daddy because Saddam Hussein once tried to have him killed? To show his daddy he's tougher? The motivations behind the war in Iraq are questionable, and the execution of the war has been a disaster. A man of character does not ask a single soldier to die for a failed policy.

Oops, there I go showing my political leanings again.


oldbear said...

As a lifelong Republican, (Gasp), all I can say is:

Right on Sister!

Well that, and :


Sad to say this bunch of chickenhawk, neocon, constitution abusing, and incompetent idealouges has wrought great and treasonous damage to the Good Old USA!

Trueself said...

OB - Nice to know even the Republicans are catching on to the Bush bullshit.