We are shamed because our leader has no shame. We are disgraced because our emperor has no grace. America seen through the eyes of the world is diminished because George W. Bush would rather spend billions killing people than saving lives. And the paltry aid he's offering is in the form of a LOAN.
Apparently behaving compassionately is "hard work" for George Bush who couldn't be distracted from his vacation to take a leadership role in showing empathy and compassion in a time of catastrophe. His inaction speaks louder than words. He just doesn't care.
He is not a leader. He is a coward and an embarrassment to humanity.
Time Magazine should be ashamed to display his image on the cover of their "Person of Year" issue.
In January Bush will throw an ostentatious celebration of his power, while our soldiers and innocent Iraqis continue to die. The inauguration event will cost more than we're LOANING the victims of the recent tragedy.
Is this the compassion of a born-again Christian?
"You can easily judge the character of a man by the way he treats those who can do nothing for him." -Goethe