Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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RE: Well I'll be damned! Yet again!
Dude, I am not a religious man, but one must grant the parallels belong to perhaps not Allah, but at least to the OT God. The whole thing is so "Eye for eye and tooth for tooth (Levit 20?)" it is eirie. Our greatest oil producing region laid to waste. Cities flattened. Innocent women and children killed in comparable numbers. Our "Land of the Rivers" vs their "Land of the Rivers". Three Red States. Three Repug governors. One led to the fall of Saddam. The other is about to politically emasculate, and perhaps even get impeached, Bush. Tell me it ain't wierd.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address