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Thursday, September 08, 2005

The Unfeeling President - by E.L. Doctorow

This is a fantastic essay, written by one of the greatest writers today in America, E.L. Doctorow.

Enjoy this articulate piece...then turn your sadness into action. (THANKS NORMA!)

I fault this president for not knowing what death is. He does not suffer the death of our 21-year-olds who wanted to be what they could be. On the eve of D-Day in 1944 General Eisenhower prayed to God for the lives of the young soldiers he knew were going to die. He knew what death was. Even in a justifiable war, a war not of choice but of necessity, a war of survival, the cost was almost more than Eisenhower could bear... and more

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