I watched the State of the Union speech tonight.Â I thought President Bush was outstanding.Â Here is an exerpt fromÂ the speech:
“I have spoken with many of you in person. I respect you and the arguments you made.Â We went into this largely united, in our assumptions and in our convictions. And whatever you voted for, you did not vote for failure.
“Our country is pursuing a new strategy in Iraq and I ask you to give it a chance to work.Â And I ask you to support our troops in the field and those on their way.”
. . . .This is not the fight we entered in Iraq, but it is the fight we are in.Â Every one of us wishes that this war were over and won. Yet it would not be like us to leave our promises unkept, our friends abandoned and our own security at risk.”
It was a great speech by a great man.Â No man is perfect, but I believe George Bush is the best man for this job at this time in American history.Â No one else could have withstood such a concerted attack from the left.Â I am continually saddened at how they’ve demonized the man.Â Even reasonable people I know have taken up the idiotic charges.Â It has become the “politically correct” thing to do.Â And the really sad - and frightening - thing is that many people believe the crap that the liberals are flinging around.
I chose not to watch the Democratic response.Â What’s the point?Â I almost didn’t watch the State of the Union speech because I knew I would just get angry at the lack of support shown by the Democrats.Â And, of course, they weren’t supportive.Â Supporting OUR President would mean that we could win in Iraq .Â And a win in Iraq would mean they wouldn’t prevail in the next election.Â So withdrawal and defeat is their mantra.Â Politics above country - whatever the cost.Â It’s a sad day for America when politicians can’t put the good of our country above their own political ambitions.
Someday the Democrats will answer to a higher power for the damage they have caused our country and the deaths of our service men and women caused by their widespread and deliberate emboldening of our enemies.Â A united America would have defeated the Islamic extremists long ago.