I understand that when you've been talking for a long time, you may start saying some odd things, but I thought this quote from President Bush that came towards the end of his press conference this week was particularly strange:
Now, the interesting debate is whether or not a nation, you know, like Iraq can self-govern, whether or not these people even care about liberty.
As you've heard me say before, I believe -- strongly believe that freedom is a universal value, that freedom isn't just, you know, for Americans or Methodists, that freedom is universal in its application.
"American's and Methodists." How do you come up with that pairing?
Has the liberty of Methodists been threatened in some way of which I'm unaware? Do we need to kill a few thousand of them so that they can share in the kind of freedom currently being enjoyed by the people of Iraq?