I'm no fan of either Bush. But I think it's only fair to point out: if they had ridden in with the cavalry, it would have saved Terri's life and brought joy to her supporters, BUT the "right to die" crowd (and I will never again read that phrase without a shudder) would have gained the moral high ground. Public outcry against such arrogant "interference" would have been loud and long, and many more future Terris might be doomed. Terri's fate was to be a martyr, it seems. I didn't want to believe it and prayed for it not to be true. But a martyr she is. It may have taken watching an innocent person die to pull us all back from the edge.
I think yours is a very insightful post.