Saturday, April 02, 2005

"The world has lost a champion of freedom" 

Bush and the Pope have always seemed close on their stances regarding abortion, euthanasia and embryonic stem-cell research. Despite differences on the Iraq war, I can't help but draw similarities between President Bush's doctrine for the middle east and the Pope's own work to spread freedom that President Bush alluded to in his speech. Perhaps his death will draw attention to another time when many doubted democracy could ever flourish in a part of the globe where tyrrany reigned, and how the Pope helped to prove them wrong. Bush's goal of spreading the "transformational power of liberty" seems so much more validated when we examine the legacies and actions of those who came before, and worked to achieve such goals elsewhere. Here's hoping Dubbya's reverence for that legacy will carry over into a continued policy for the spread of human freedom in middle east and around the globe.

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