Reference: National Review Online:
Bush Speech, Veteran's Day 2005
Here was my first impression after hearing the speech: Thank God the grownups are running the country. Now if we could just get the kids to settle down and pay attention.
Out and about on the sphere the '3 paragraphs' are the hot topic. Those are three very hard to refute paragraphs. Can't wait to watch the stuttering and stammering on the Sunday morning shows. ( see Russert Trips Kennedy a few posts down )
But the line I heard that I think has the greatest implication in the long term was this one:
"The United States makes no distinction between those who commit acts of terror and those who support and harbor them, because they're equally guilty of murder."
Note the context of that part of the speech was Syria and Iran, especially Syria with the 'guilty of murder' part. And I also believe we've heard that line before in the context of Afghanistan. Ask the Taliban what it means.
Ya know, I do sometimes think we ought to withdraw American combat troops from Iraq... straight through Damascus. Take a good look through the Bekah Valley while we're there. Never can tell what, or who, one might find.