Monday, November 14, 2005

Its about time President Bush!!


I'd just like to thank President Bush for FINALLY starting to stand up and defend his actions. Here are parts of his speech Friday in Pennyslvania (parts in red are my favorite.) This speech made me want to stand up and cheer. He's got to be SICK of constantly defending himself against not only the terrorists, but our own people. GOOD FOR YOU BUSHIE, YOU HAVE MADE ME PROUD.

" Our debate at home must also be fair-minded. One of the hallmarks of a free society and what makes our country strong is that our political leaders can discuss their differences openly, even in times of war. When I made the decision to remove Saddam Hussein from power, Congress approved it with strong bipartisan support. I also recognize that some of our fellow citizens and elected officials didn't support the liberation of Iraq. And that is their right, and I respect it. As president and commander-in-chief, I accept the responsibilities and the criticisms and the consequences that come with such a solemn decision. While it's perfectly legitimate to criticize my decision or the conduct of the war, it is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history of how that war began. (Applause.) "

"Some Democrats and anti-war critics are now claiming we manipulated the intelligence and misled the American people about why we went to war. These critic's are fully aware that a bipartisan Senate investigation found no evidence of political pressure to change the intelligence community's judgments related to Iraq's weapons programs. They also know that intelligence agencies from around the world agreed with our assessment of Saddam Hussein."

"They know the United Nations passed more than a dozen resolutions citing his development and possession of weapons of mass destruction. And many of these critics supported my opponent during the last election, who explained his position to support the resolution in the Congress this way: When I vote to give the president of the United States the authority to use force, if necessary, to disarm Saddam Hussein, it is because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a threat and a grave threat to our security. That's why more than a hundred Democrats in the House and the Senate who had access to the same intelligence voted to support removing Saddam Hussein from power. "

"The stakes in the global war on terror are too high and the national interest is too important for politicians to throw out false charges. (Applause.) These baseless attacks send the wrong signal to our troops and to an enemy that is questioning America's will. As our troops fight a ruthless enemy determined to destroy our way of life, they deserve to know that their elected leaders who voted to send them to war continue to stand behind them. (Applause.) Our troops deserve to know that this support will remain firm when the going gets tough. (Applause.) And our troops deserve to know that, whatever our differences in Washington, our will is strong, our nation is united, and we will settle for nothing less than victory! (Applause.) "

WOW, what a great finish.




17 Comments:

At 11:28 AM , Blogger The Watchful One said...

If the war in Iraq were going well, I doubt Mr. Bush would have to go after his critics.

TWO

 
At 11:41 AM , Blogger Tori said...

no war ever goes WELL

 
At 2:48 PM , Blogger Eddie said...

I think if no one died in the war, and the enemy, the terrorists would just surrender without a fight, the world would be a better place and TWO would then be happy and then could go back to not liking the President for a myriad of other reasons.

 
At 5:29 PM , Blogger Tori said...

President Bush will have critics no matter what. Everyone is still bitter about the "stolen election" in 2000.

 
At 8:18 PM , Blogger Gyrobo said...

What about when the guy who ran for Governor of New Jersey blamed Bush for his loss? He's a Republican, so therefore not a critic.

I remember the 2000 election well. I was all like, "who's the president?" and everyone was like, "uh, maybe, uh..."

Then Y2K destroyed everything.

 
At 9:24 PM , Blogger Tori said...

i want to see the mad robot! what if i call you a troll, will that make you mad?

 
At 9:55 PM , Blogger sandy said...

gyrobo is really TWO in disguise.
tori is right, no war goes well. But at least Bush is now speaking out against the ones that so unfairly say he lied to us to go to war.

As for the Governor of New Jersy, he must be a closet democrat. They always blame someone else for their loss.

 
At 10:14 AM , Blogger The Watchful One said...

If no war ever goes well, then how do we determine which wars were a good idea and which wars were a bad idea?

TWO

 
At 10:33 AM , Blogger NewGnome said...

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At 10:50 AM , Blogger Tori said...

ones that help keep America safe

 
At 10:51 AM , Blogger Tori said...

Ones that keep America safe

 
At 10:59 AM , Blogger NewGnome said...

TWO: The first casualty of war is the war plan. The trip to Baghdad was a lot quicker than expected. And I disagree that you can call what is going on a War. It's a bunch of terrorists, not insurgents. A small minority causing havoc just like what happened in Germany and Japan after WWII.

Here are a few facts about WWII a war with which I'm assuming you agreed because it happened before Viet Nam.
* Germany did not attack us.
* 405,000 AMERICAN soldiers died.
* 24-million total soldiers died.
* 10-million Russian soldiers died.
* 36-million civilians died
* Took 4 years to pacificy Germany
* Took 6 years to pacificy Japan
not counting the crazies on the outlying islands.
* During WWII an average of 187 American soldier died every day.
* During the Iraqi war an average of 2 soldiers have died per day.
* The American media during WWII were on our side.
* They reported both the good news and not just the bad news.
* An average of slightly under 400 persons died because of Saddam for every day he was in power.

I find it interesting that you don't consider freedom worth fighting for. It's so typically fiberal. I would disagree with Tori on war. Every war is painful and difficult and different. I would rather say wars never go exactly as planned , but the outcome as in Iraq/Afghanistan and German/Japan have been successful. Pacificiation is not yet complete.
NG

 
At 12:41 PM , Blogger The Watchful One said...

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At 12:45 PM , Blogger The Watchful One said...

"And I disagree that you can call what is going on a War. It's a bunch of terrorists, not insurgents."

And Mr. Bush disagrees with your suggestion that what is going on in Iraq is not war...

The President seems to think that we are still at war in Iraq.

"A small minority causing havoc just like what happened in Germany and Japan after WWII."

Nonsense. The resistance the US is facing in Iraq is much more fierce than the resistance the US faced in postwar Germany and postwar Japan.

"* Germany did not attack us."

Hello? Germany declared war on the US before the US declared war on Germany.

Your comparisons between the Iraq war and WWII are laughable. By the time the US went to war against Hitler, he controlled much of Europe. By the time the US went to war against Saddam Hussein, he didn't even control all of his country.

"I find it interesting that you don't consider freedom worth fighting for."

So anyone who opposes the Iraq war doesn't think freedom is worth fighting for? Colonel Hackworth, who passed away recently, opposed the Iraq war. Would you argue that Hackworth, a decorated war veteran, does not consider freedom worth fighting for?

"I would rather say wars never go exactly as planned , but the outcome as in Iraq/Afghanistan and German/Japan have been successful. Pacificiation is not yet complete.
NG"


Considering that the Iraq insurgency is as strong today as it was roughly two years ago, I would say that pacification has not even started.

TWO

 
At 9:32 AM , Blogger Eddie said...

TWO,

By very definition, if we are imprisoning and ridding the terrorists in Iraq, we are winning. Sure, there are more who choose to sacrifice their lives. However, the number gets fewer and fewer by the day. In fact, over 2/3rds of Iraq is peaceful as we speak. It's only the small Sunni triangle that is violent, so let's not overblow the situation. Part of that is due to the Syria border being open, which is now being taken care of.

The sunnis are mad that they no longer dictate the entire country. Oh well, that is to be expected. THey never deserved to be dictators in Iraq in the first place.

 
At 11:09 AM , Blogger The Watchful One said...

"However, the number gets fewer and fewer by the day."

Considering that the number of insurgent attacks in Iraq has remained more or less steady, and considering the fact that the CIA has determined that Iraq has become a recruitment and training tool for Al Qaeda, I really don't see how you can be so sure that the number of insurgents in Iraq is diminishing.

TWO

 
At 11:13 AM , Blogger The Watchful One said...

"Part of that is due to the Syria border being open, which is now being taken care of."

According to the Center for Strategic International studies, foreigners are only a small percentage of the Iraq insurgency.

TWO

 

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