Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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I remember the right wing railing over Clinton bombing Sudan and Afghanistan and attacking Serbia, and screaming for us to leave Somalia. The anti-Serbian War rhetoric was especially bad, and yet today, we have had 0, yes zero casualties in the Serbian conflict. We also have Richard Clarke's book that reports that Bush had no interest in following up on Clinton's work against the terrorists. Sounds like Clinton was right.
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