Wish I'd said that
[F]or all his talk of being a “war president,” Mr. Bush has been conspicuously unwilling to ask Americans to make sacrifices on behalf of the cause — even when, in the days after 9/11, the nation longed to be called to a higher purpose. ...
Only now, five years after 9/11, has Mr. Bush finally found some things he wants us to sacrifice. And those things turn out to be our principles and our self-respect.
Paul Krugman in the New York Times today, in a column asking why the Bush regime is so determined to engage in torture.
(Answer: To show that it can.)