Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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The thing that makes you right wingers look ridiculous is the obvious stuff. How did Bush "keep us safe" if Bin Laden is still running around ? How did he keep us "safe" if Al Queda has grown, now to the point of taking political control over part of Pakistan, a nuclear armed nation? He hasn't "kept us safe", he's put us into incredible danger with his criminal mismanagement 9-11, hijacking the crisis to invent an unneeded war elsewhere instead of eliminating those who seek to kill us by the millions. "Kept us safe" my fucking ass.
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