Another Winston Churchill quote: (found on Llamabutchers.mu.nu)
In The Last Lion, William Manchester wrote that upon becoming prime minister, Churchill said he "thought long and hard these last few days about whether I should enter into negotiations with that man [Hitler] and I have concluded that if this long island story of ours is to end at last, let it end when each of us lies on the ground choking in his own blood."
Churchill's words lift the hairs on the back of my neck. Besides being a brilliant statesman, he was a man among men. But only a year or two after leading Britain to victory the English people voted in Clement Atlee ( who?) as Prime Minister.
You have to say, What Were They Thinking? Clement Atlee? Sheesh. But that is the nature of politics. People always searching for the political messiah who will not have feet of clay?
One point about George W. Bush. What can't be denied is this. He is truly a change agent. For better or for worse.