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Friday, June 18, 2004

I still prefer Bush

Not only he is more photogenic than his rivals ;) but he reminds me just a tad of Winston Churchill quoted here in relation to the war against terror:
"Death and sorrow will be the companions of our journey,
hardship our garment, constancy and valor our only shield.
We must be united, we must be undaunted, we must be inflexible."

Of course, if you prefer Bush-bashing, you can certainly have at it - in illustrious company:
A group of 26 retired U.S. diplomats and military officers said Wednesday that President Bush should be voted out of office in November for damaging U.S. national security interests and America's standing in the international community.

UPDATE: I want you all to read this comment posted by Rick, so I'm bringing it up out of obscurity for all to see (I know, it's really complicated and time-consuming for you to click on the Comments link).
From President Bush's speech today:

I want you to listen to how The New York Times described conditions in Germany in November, 1946. This was 18 months after the fall of Berlin:

"Germany is a land in an acute stage of economic, political and moral crisis. The basic elements of recovery and peace are lacking. European capitals are frightened by the prospect of a German collapse. In every military headquarters, one meets alarmed officials doing their best to deal with the consequences of the occupation policy they admit has failed."

Fortunately, the pessimists did not have their day. Fortunately, our predecessors had great faith in the power of free societies to change society. Fortunately, our predecessors stood firm in the face of cynicism and doubt.