Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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The Republicans promised us a "domino effect" across the Middle East if we invaded Iraq. They were right: we are about to have three simultaneous civil wars in Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon, and a new guerrilla war between Turkey and Kurdistan. When civil war spreads to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, we will get to see the results at the gas pump, that is, if you can get it.
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