“Fear and anxiety were exploited by zealots and fools”. This pithy quote from Philip Zelikow, a former senior Bush administration official, is cited by Jane Mayer in her blockbuster new book, “The Dark Side” in regards to the Bush administration’s sanctioning of torture. I think the phrase pretty much sums up the entirety of George W. Bush’s two terms as President – a miserable failure on virtually every front. We, the people, are ultimately responsible for letting this happen, through our own failure to demand – at the polls and via our elected representatives – a competent government accountable to the citizens of this country. Never again. Never again.