Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Principled?

Yesterday, "W" used the first veto of his ascension presidency to strike down legislation expanding embryonic stem cell research, even though 67% of Americans approve of this research (including 50% of fundamentalist and evangelical Christians), as do top scientists and majorities in both the US Senate and the House of Representatives. But "W", who swore on a Bible (not once but twice) to promote the general welfare "has had a clear principled stand on this issue since August of 2001 and he has made clear from the beginning that if this bill came to him he would veto it and so this is what he's going to do today," spokeswoman Dana Perino said.

Principled?

It's not ok to use cells from embryos in order to research cures for little things like cancer, AIDS, cyctic fibrosis, sickle cell, and alzheimer's, but it is completely acceptable, apparently, to bomb a nation that was no threat to the United States while sending thousands of Americans to their possible deaths - 2,554 as of this writing.

What principles could possibly back this up?