A friend of mine sent me this email recently since he knew how much I love Albert Camus' work and it said "since you don't have cable you probably missed this." (since then I've gotten cable. Apparently, Michelle can't live without her shows.) Anyway, it's this hilarious article about Bush quoting Camus' "The Stranger" to some European leaders. I think the expression of Camus says it all. Here's an excerpt:
"The US president, often spoofed as an intellectual lightweight, quoted Camus in a February 21, 2005 speech in Brussels praising the US-Europe alliance and urging other nations to help Washington spread democracy in the world.
"We know there are many obstacles, and we know the road is long. Albert Camus said that 'freedom is a long-distance race.' We're in that race for the duration," Bush said in those remarks.