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Friday, January 21, 2005

My thoughts on The Address

George took us new levels with his 'Be Free or Perish' proclamation. When he said, "America’s vital interests and our deepest beliefs are now one," he really meant 'Gunboat Democracy' and 'Falling-Dollar Diplomacy' are the course of action to expect in the next four years.

Bush said he will fight tyrants and oppressors unless, of course, they are our allies - the rest he will meet half way by installing a wee bit of the tyranny here at home.

He went on to say, "By our efforts, we have lit a fire as well..." and are burning down the house, "...a fire in the minds of men." No wonder they want to get rid of all those asbestos claims. Just don't try that freedom in a crowded theater.

At least he was humble when he extolled, "And we can feel that same unity and pride whenever America acts for good, and the victims of disaster are given hope, and the unjust encounter justice, and the captives are set free." As long as America is good we don't need to bring up the disaster of Iraq, or mentioned the name of Osama, nor talk about Guantanamo Bay.

Other than that, it was a totally unmemorable address.