Thursday, January 11, 2007

He Didn't Do It.

Well, President Bush gave his speech last night, and this is all he said about our topic:

Acting on the good advice of Senator Joe Lieberman and other key members of Congress, we will form a new, bipartisan working group that will help us come together across party lines to win the war on terror. This group will meet regularly with me and my administration; it will help strengthen our relationship with Congress. We can begin by working together to increase the size of the active Army and Marine Corps, so that America has the Armed Forces we need for the 21st century. We also need to examine ways to mobilize talented American civilians to deploy overseas, where they can help build democratic institutions in communities and nations recovering from war and tyranny.

In these dangerous times, the United States is blessed to have extraordinary and selfless men and women willing to step forward and defend us. These young Americans understand that our cause in Iraq is noble and necessary -- and that the advance of freedom is the calling of our time. They serve far from their families, who make the quiet sacrifices of lonely holidays and empty chairs at the dinner table. They have watched their comrades give their lives to ensure our liberty. We mourn the loss of every fallen American -- and we owe it to them to build a future worthy of their sacrifice.

Fellow citizens: The year ahead will demand more patience, sacrifice, and resolve. It can be tempting to think that America can put aside the burdens of freedom. Yet times of testing reveal the character of a nation. And throughout our history, Americans have always defied the pessimists and seen our faith in freedom redeemed. Now America is engaged in a new struggle that will set the course for a new century. We can, and we will, prevail.

That's it. President Bush just missed an opportunity to encourage real Americans eligible to serve who want to support the President on Iraq to consider volunteering for military service.

Hat tip to Eliza Jane Wood.


At 12 January, 2007 08:55, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Best of all, it is very DE-MASCULATING.

Undermining neo-cons faux masculinity is the key to breaking their arrogant rhetoric.

At 12 January, 2007 20:05, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Success or failure in Iraq is not a matter of partisan politics but a matter of
national Security. In that spirit, I support the president's increase in troops.
-- Rudy Giuliani

The Little Giuliani, Andrew Giuliani Grows Up
Rudolph Giuliani's son Andrew earned a reputation as a rowdy brat at the mayor's first inauguration in 1994. The incident was immortalized by Chris Farley as Andrew Giuliani in an SNL sketch or two and turned up in several Letterman top ten lists that year.
Son of Rudolph Giuliani and Donna Hanover ... born Jan. 30, 1986 Twenty One year old Andrew is a student at Duke University and playing semi-pro golf….. Far, far away from those nasty sand traps in Iraq!!!
Still, when we think Andrew, we think Chris Farley's impression.
Hey Rudy your Rowdy Brat son is Twenty One!!!!
In the That Spirit, I support your son, Andrew Giuliani, to be one of the increased troops!!!!!!

At 10 February, 2007 11:26, Blogger JOHN POWERS said...

I usually don't comment on style, and when 9 out of 10 comments appear on my blog attacking my writing style over the substance of what's being written, the source of such criticisms typically avail themselves as being unfamiliar with the nuances of the English language, removed from substantial commentary and plainly, just mean people.

I am making an exception in your case.

I am embarassed for you as a "Blogger." Your "voice" comes through as someone who is inarticulate, crude, and reactionary. You should dub your site, "The Talking Complaint Box."

You are a hater, and you know it. I suspect the only intimate knowledge you possess that outweighs the intellect of your critics is of your own defecits as a writer. Your views are misguided and your presentation is sophomoric. Good Luck!


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