The recent arrests are a stark reminder that this nation is at war with Islamic fascist-ist who will use any means ta…to destroy those of us who love freedom. To hurt our nation.
obviously we are still not completely safe, because there are people who still plot
it is a mistake to believe there is no threat to the United States of America
The inconveniences occurs because we will take the steps necessary to protect the American people.*
the American people need to know that we live in a dangerous world
and my personal favorite, because he cant even say it without a grimace:
this country is safer than it eehughh was prior to 9-11.
He only uses the word freedom once, which must have been a challenge, but he does use to protect the American people or some close variation about 4 or 5 times. What is noticeably absent is the bold face Bush used to put on these things. Where is the Our resolve is strong or the greatest country in the history of the world stuff? The only noticeable call to action is that travelers should be patient and vigilant. All we get here is the clitter-clatt of cloven feet.
Bush was completely lifeless yesterday, and brought none of the 5th grade ballast and bellicosity that we have all come to expect in the standard Terrorist Threat speech. His performance had all the charisma of a Vegas comedian on the night before he starts checking apartment prices at craigslist: Branson MO, and if he is not at least going to be entertaining then this is the [most recent] last straw.
Which leads me to wonder what else is at work. Unfortunately, we must also be vigilant about uncovering political motivation in the timing of major threats, arrests, or battlefield gains. Only days after papers are running headlines about the Lamont victory being a referendum on Iraq, when Republicans are as out like parachute pants, Bush doesnt muster up the cussedness to capitalize on his bread and butter issue? He seems downright distraught. He seems unhappy. He seems scared.
All of which scares me more than anything to date.
*The grammatical inconsistencies applied here between the tenses of the clauses are to be ignored based on a Signing Statement applied to recent legislation.