Thursday, March 31, 2005

"The essence of civilization is that the strong have a duty to protect the weak. In cases where there are serious doubts and questions, the presumption should be in favor of life."

President George W. Bush, from the statement he just made about Terri Schiavo's death.

[Transcribed from the radio, verified via an Associated Press report. Oddly, the AP neglected to report the full text of the president's brief statement—perhaps because it called upon Americans to work to build a "culture of life."]