I have to say that this was the best speech I have ever seen George Bush give.
Not the content, but the deliverance, he tried to stay away from "merica", only uttering it a few times. I don't remember if he said "nucular", or not, but I would imagine he did.
Did anyone notice how he paid lip service to making health care affordable.
Putting the weight squarely on states to fund programs to help small companies provide affordable programs for their employees? Oh yeah, the government would award funds based on a states compliance with this program.
He made mention of HSAs, health savings accounts, where employees deposit money in an account, and employers add a portion to it, to be used for health care.
You can see where I'm going with this, then he dropped the bomb.
1.2 Billion, to fight malaria in Africa. that's 1.2,000,000,000.
Funny he didn't mention a dollar figure to help out hear!!
I say before we spend any more money helping any other country, we get our house in order.
Then he went on to drive the "surge in troops" for Iraq further down our throats.
We must win the war in Iraq.
When is he going to face the fact that we can not win the war in Iraq.
We can only hope to get out of there gracefully, and with a shred of dignity left.
We can't possibly solve the sectarian problems in that country.
This is a train wreck with several more trains barreling down the tracks straight for it.
One of the ideas that came out of Washington a few day's ago, (Ican't remember who came up with it), was this.
Divide the country into three states. (yeah look what boundaries have done for Lebanon and Israel), that's worked out real well.
anyway, divide it into three states. One for the Kurds, one for the Sunnis, and one for the Shia.
I'm not making this up. Then divvy up the oil revenues equally amongst the three.
Wow!! What a great idea.
Oh well, I guess before long our 20,000 plus surge in troops will hit the streets in Bagdhad, and in no time they will help the INA, and Iraqi police take the city back, and the 4000 Marines will kick some Sunni and Al Qiada butt in Anbar province, chase them rascals clear into Iran, and kill the ones that won't run. Then there will be peace in the entire middle east because all the radicals will fear us, and run into hiding never to be seen again.
And the tooth fairy will deliver a million dollars to all of us.
What do ya think???