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President Bush Announces "National Sanctity of Human Life Day"

Yesterday, George W. Bush issued a White House proclamation that Sunday was National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2007:

Bush_6"America was founded on the principle that we are all endowed by our Creator with the right to life and that every individual has dignity and worth. National Sanctity of Human Life Day helps foster a culture of life and reinforces our commitment to building a compassionate society that respects the value of every human being."

Meanwhile, 12 U.S. soldiers died in a helicopter crash on Saturday, bringing the total number of American troops killed in Iraq to 3,054. Let's not forget the other coalition forces and the thousands of Iraqi civilians. The rest of the grim figures are here.

And Story Landis, the National Institutes of Health official overseeing the implementation of President Bush's embryonic stem cell policy, which is filled with restrictions, made what the Washington Post called "an unusually blunt statement" that the program is "delaying cures".

Yet Bush says he plans to veto a bill passed by the House this month that would lift restrictions.

Bush says he values the sanctity of human life yet pushes policies that say just the opposite. As AmericaBlog notes, a "mind-numbing hypocrisy".

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  1. No surprise here. The "born-again" Christianists fight tooth and nail for fetuses but once the kid is born it becomes someone else's problem. They certainly don't seem to give a shit about the sanctity of the American lives lost in Iraq... and even less for the Iraqi lives that have been snuffed out. Sanctimonious, self-righteous, deluded assholes, each and every one of them.

    Posted by: Brian | Jan 22, 2007 9:55:12 AM

  2. America was founded on the principle that we are all endowed by our Creator with the right to life and that every individual has dignity and worth. National Sanctity of Human Life Day helps foster a culture of life and reinforces our commitment to building a compassionate society that respects the value of every human being."

    You gotta be kidding. This is the man who has sent 3,000+ Americans to their death in Iraq.

    Posted by: Tom | Jan 22, 2007 10:07:00 AM

  3. Don't forget, he's the same man who oversaw more executions while governor in Texas than anyone else.

    Posted by: JT | Jan 22, 2007 10:20:13 AM

  4. A right to life and every individual has dignity and worth. So how does he explain Capital Punishment?

    Posted by: no-no | Jan 22, 2007 10:20:20 AM

  5. .. ha! They don't call it Bushit for nothing. Yeah, "sanctity of life" my ass, as long as you're white, rich and Republican... tell that to the black folk in New Orleans or any gay person anywhere in the US, not to mention all the dead in Iraq...

    Posted by: miss dna | Jan 22, 2007 10:20:21 AM

  6. JT, you were 7 secounds faster...

    Posted by: no-no | Jan 22, 2007 10:21:43 AM

  7. Impeach the bastard, already.

    Posted by: Rad | Jan 22, 2007 10:28:07 AM

  8. Leave it to Bush to completely omit the greater portion of that founding principle, from an apparently little known and/or unread document (within the Bush White House) that I like to call 'The Declaration of Independence'

    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

    Posted by: MikeinSanJose | Jan 22, 2007 10:56:27 AM

  9. Yes, IMPEACH this lying murder!

    Posted by: vince | Jan 22, 2007 10:57:12 AM

  10. and don't forget about the right to life of all those people in new orleans. for some, flying over it in a jet was "caring about life" enough.

    Posted by: nycredneck | Jan 22, 2007 10:58:32 AM

  11. Do we have a national George Orwell Day yet? I think someone needs to put that in the suggestion box.

    Posted by: burnssuit | Jan 22, 2007 10:58:38 AM

  12. I especially like the part about instituting new government...

    Posted by: MikeinSanJose | Jan 22, 2007 10:59:46 AM

  13. I don't know whether to laugh or vomit.

    Posted by: homer | Jan 22, 2007 11:02:47 AM

  14. Bush is a moron. He doesn't have the wherewithal to understand the implications of policy decisions and proclamations beyond the talking points. And he expects that the vast majority of Americans won't notice the hypocrisy either.

    Posted by: Stevious | Jan 22, 2007 11:14:00 AM

  15. That worthless piece of shit who calls himself a President, stood on the ashes of the dead at Ground Zero and said that Bin Laden would be caught 'Dead or Alive'. Now its five and a half years later and he says he barely thinks about him. I suppose the dead that Bush had his photo op on top of are not sanctified. Bush and all the Republicunt collaborators are an abomination. May they all rot in hell.

    Posted by: Crixi Van Cheek | Jan 22, 2007 11:30:18 AM

  16. Shouldn't it have read:

    "America was founded on the principle that we are all endowed by me with the right to life and that every individual has dignity and worth*.

    *offer valid in only 30 states and to Caucasion Republican party members, Exxon/Mobil stock holders, AFA members, Pat Buchanan, Edison, Co., fine makers of electric chairs, Saudi Arabia airlines, Neo-conservatists, People for the American Way, Merck & Co. Pharmaceuticals, the NRA, Columbian Drug Cartels (COKE: It Does a Body Good), the Texas Rangers, ES&S iVotronics E-Vote Machines and Programming, ABC Family and Affiliates and Karl Rove "

    Posted by: Cory | Jan 22, 2007 12:04:47 PM

  17. I've been feeling like I don't know whether to laugh or vomit for most of the 21st century.

    Posted by: John T | Jan 22, 2007 2:30:35 PM

  18. This freak of nature has to be IMPEACHED!

    There is no other way to stop the maddness of george. We all need to pressure our Senators and Congress people that enough is enough!

    There is a Constitution of the United States.

    It is still about We The People.

    And it is still a Democracy.

    bush has got to be IMPEACHED once and for all to stop the cockroach of a selected prez!

    I wonder if anyone who actually voted have any guilt for the trash they brought into our government who has only inflicted PAIN and DESTRUCTION?

    Impeach him!

    Posted by: FunMe | Jan 22, 2007 3:14:44 PM

  19. the president (notice how I use lower case, here) is extremely hypocritical in his attemt to pander to the religious right. Were he to be that flagrant about human rights, he would place a moratorium (Executive Order)on the death penality. Alas, that cannot be expected from one who lies about his own Salvation and is unable to put together a compound-complex sentence. He speaks from both sides of his mouth without making sense from either.
    As an aside, I, who know my history, believe that this sub-human is the worst President since James Buchanan.

    Posted by: LMNOP | Jan 22, 2007 3:37:27 PM

  20. Right now he could declare a "National Texas Asshole Day." he's lame...nobody cares. It doesn't matter to him he knows that History is going to judge him harshly. In 20 years he'll have the dubious honor in History Books as The President who Ruined America/" (Hougton mifflin you can use that if you want,) and he knows theres nothing to do that can change that now so he'll do what he wants....and we still won't give a fuck.

    Posted by: Wolf | Jan 22, 2007 4:12:37 PM

  21. check out Maybe this one won't turn out to just be 'slactivism."

    Posted by: Jason | Jan 22, 2007 7:29:21 PM

  22. Lmnop lol, "you know your history?" wtf??? some of your posts are whack - you got a temper

    Posted by: Ray | Jan 22, 2007 11:15:26 PM

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