Bush tells war widow he's "not going to have a philosophical debate over politics"
War widows take note, when the president deigns to give you a private audience, know your place. Your job is to be hugged, and that's it.
Be warned that you must not, under any circumstances, take advantage of your face time with the prez to ask serious intellectual questions.
"He said, `Terrorists killed three thousand people, we had to go to war.'" Halley continued to me. "I said, `Well, who put the Taliban into power? The United States did.' He said, `I'm not going to have a philosphical debate over politics.'
Obviously, if the Big Man wanted an abstract moral discourse, he would have gone to your husband's funeral and listened to the pastor.
Remember, grieving widows, even if the president gets you alone in a room, it's not about you, or your "arguments" about the duties Christians who commit nearly unforgivable sins but who retain the power to mitigate harms to innocents, if only they can transcend their bitter egos and walk in the footsteps of Jesus.
You're hugmeat. Got it?