Monday, September 11, 2006

“Bush Pledges to Remember 9/11 Lessons” headlined my newspaper this morning. On page two was a report on Dick Cheney’s affirmation of the invasion of Iraq: “It was the right thing to do, and if we had to do it over again we would do exactly the same thing.”

If I had my choice between being stubborn or stupid, I’d pick stubborn. I don’t think there is any virtue in either, but stubbornness seems to get a little closer to a potential for virtue. And stubbornness seems to have more possibility for change. Here’s my “stubborn or stupid” preference in sequence: neither, stubborn, stupid, and the most deadly—both.


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