>Since Rosh Hashana is a time of both celebration and reflection, here are two interesting quotes I came across in the past week...

From "The Crisis Last Time" by Ron Suskind:

The next day, [former Treasury secretary] O’Neill was in Florida addressing chief executives of America’s top 20 financial services companies... many of them large Republican contributors... One told the Treasury secretary that he’d “rather resign” than be held accountable for “what’s going on in my company.”

(emphasis mine)

From "The Home Front: A soldier's father wrestles with the ambiguities of Iraq" by George Packer:

...Paul Wolfowitz... once wrote that American leadership required “demonstrating that your friends will be protected and taken care of, that your enemies will be punished and that those who refuse to support you will live to regret having done so"...

Lesson: Responsibility for your actions and morality are for suckers. The rich can do what they want. L'Shanah tova!