Just listening to George Bush's speech to welcome the Pope and I heard him say (and I paraphrase): "The way you measure a great nation is by seeing how it's people treat the needy and most vulnerable among them."
Pah. Tell that to the people in New Orleans or the 47 million Americans who live without health insurance or the 11% of all children lacking coverage or the 36 million people living under the poverty line or the 50% of African American students who drop out of high school. Meanwhile we have a President who gives tax breaks to the rich while sending billions of dollars across the world to wage a war to protect our oil interests.
Yep. That's a measure of a nation alright.