Near the end of President Bush’s national address this evening, he took the extraordinary step of crossing GOP swords with the blond, willowy plagiarist
exploiting actually praising a 9-11 widow, for her two sons - one that joined the Army, the other who joined the FDNY;
"Our nation is blessed to have young Americans like these. And we will need them. Dangerous enemies have declared their intention to destroy our way of life. They are not the first to try, and their fate will be the same as those who tried before. Nine-Eleven showed us why. The attacks were meant to bring us to our knees, and they did. But not in the way the terrorists intended..."
You are so right, Mr. President.
We have enemies who have declared their intentions, such as lying to the American people, abandoning the War On Terror to wage a War Of Choice.
The enemies who ran their fingers down intelligence reports, much like they would a menu in a posh K Street restaurant, until the found the items that they could manipulate, massage, hype and serve up to the American people, barking “You’re either with us, or against us”.
Or the enemies who have declared their intentions by flatly disregarding the United States Constitution, and the elected members of the United States Congress, all but thumping their chests that they don’t have to follow the law of the land. That they can make up their own - or simply sign your name, Mr. President, to a statement, telling those elected members of Congress that you are not going to follow the law of the land.
Maybe, Mr. President, it is the enemies who have declared their intentions by condoning torture of our real enemies - and demanding that the United State Congress pass laws that allow you to condone such torture under the cover of law - perhaps tainted law, but one that you will wave around, much like the schoolyard bully telling everyone that the smaller, weaker, skinny kid started it and you had to smack him around.
Or Mr. President, the enemies who have declared their intentions by throwing away the goodwill that America was known to have, By tearing down the ideals of America and kicking dirt on them, when once they shined like a beacon, the bright ray of hope that promised so many the good, American way of life.
That life, Mr. President, that American life, which has been brought down to its knees, not by the terrorists, but by your own, and your administration’s actions, deeds, philosophies. The many now have to look harder, or elsewhere, to find that once shining beacon that was once the American way of life.
The President -- and those around him -- did that.