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My President, Right or Wrong

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." President Theodore Roosevelt, 1918.

Supporters of President Bush like to say that questioning his actions or policies is tantamount to treason because it undermines his effectiveness as a leader. Yet it is this undue deference that has been one of the primary reasons why Bush has been able to lead the nation to where it is today, bogged down in an interminable war that it draining our military and treasury.

This meme has again popped up, this time in the pages of the soon to be Foxified Wall Street Journal, in an op-ed by former KGB turned defector Ion Mihair Pacepa. I'll leave it Carpetbagger to do the heavy lifting in explaining why such a stance is at best ignorant and at worst, un-American.

Update: More from Maha, who links approvingly to yours truly.

(Filed at State of the Day)

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