Speaking of the State of the Union,....
OK,..several days have passed since GWB laid out his plan for the next 4 years.
If anything will be remembered of the GWB administration, it'll be the concept of "black and white."
It's evident that GWB doesn't tolerate gray areas. Post-9/11, the position was "either you are with us, or you are against us." Osama bin Laden was wanted "dead or alive." (OK, that was a joke, guys,..)
Now, as we enter the last half of his administration, GWB has stated, again, in no uncertain terms the following:
There are two types of governments out there: government where power is given BY THE PEOPLE and government where power is TAKEN FROM THE PEOPLE.
Stable governments are formed from the former. Think he's wrong? Look at Germany and Japan? 60 years on and I don't see them declaring war or making overt threats to their neighbors. Iraq, Afghanistan, and yes, even the Palestinian State are headed that way. It takes time. The (former) Ukraine government learned this the hard way.
Iran, North Korea, and most of Africa follow the latter and, in most cases, Islamic sharia law is leading the way.
And finally,...I have to wonder how many MSMSNBC pundits would've mocked all the standing ovations if Kerry had been elected? Would the purple fingers held high been hailed as "progressive" behaviour?
Repeat after me,..."We are NOT in a theocracy and we are not out to start a holy war!"