The bankruptcy of the Bush mentality and administration is nowhere more manifest than in his second veto of federal support for embryonic stem cell research.  The Republicans have now pretty well matched the Nazi record for disinformation — repeating lies until the public is conned into believing them.  How many Americans still believe that Saddam Hussein launched the attack of 9/11 — actually carried out by 15 (of 19 participants) Saudis — supposedly Bush oil friends and our allies?

This stem cell veto is the pits.  The embryonic cells in question are frozen ones left over from fertility efforts that are to be destroyed, if not used for better purposes (G-d routinely discards more than 50% of such which do not manage to attach themselves to a uterus).  No one recommends finding hosts in which to implant them.  The obvious use is to solve some of the major medical ailments afflicting people at all ages and particularly as we grow older — Alzheimer’s, diabetes, etc.

Any who heard Bush pontificating at his press conference (from notes) will be aware how distorted his presentation was.  It is immoral to use embryos to save lives that will otherwise be discarded in the garbage?  This guy is our archetypal American gangster — launching illegal wars, killing off strangers across the globe as well as our own military (another 14 this past two days).  His sideline things are nothing short of mind-bending.

I suppose stem cell research will become just another big joke item at his next press conference.  I dread the damage that he will continue to do during his remaining days in office — a nuclear attack on Iran, perhaps?  A war on China, Russia, Pakistan?  He is our Decider-in-Chief.  To hell with our Constitution and international law.
Ed Kent]

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Bush Vetoes Bill Removing Stem Cell Limits
By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
The move effectively pushed the debate surrounding the
research into the 2008 presidential campaign.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/21/washington/21stem.html?th&emc=th

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/21/washington/21stem.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

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