Thursday, June 21, 2007

He's Kidding, Right?

George W. Bush, in vetoing the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act yesterday, said that he believes in medical progress "… without compromising either the high aims of science or the sanctity of human life."

Sanctity of human life?

This is an amazingly hypocritical statement from a man who has the blood of over 3,500 American troops and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi citizens on his hands.

“President Bush won’t listen to the more than 500 leading organizations who support the bill – including AARP, the American Medical Association and the American Diabetes Association, just to name a few," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) in response to the veto. "President Bush won’t listen to the 80 Nobel Laureates or his own Director of the National Institutes of Health, who all support embryonic stem cell research. Most importantly, President Bush won’t listen to the overwhelming majority of Americans who call out for stem cell research."

“He insists upon putting the politics of his narrow ideology ahead of saving lives."

Oh, but when he's not stopping medical science or having people killed for no reason, he's all for that "sanctity of human life" thing.