It’s really hard to believe that someone could write a worse speech than any speech that George Bush has ever delivered. Prepare to cringe:
The Tomb of the Unknowns symbolizes a nation from which millions have arisen to fight for freedom around the world at the cost of their own comfort, safety and even breath. These are folks who know thereâ€™s something more precious than this fleeting life. With eternity in their hearts, and pictures of loved ones in their wallets, they thrust themselves into the breach where evil had threatened to break out and overwhelm. They showed themselves willing to go the distance, even to go to a nameless grave, in order to preserve something with blood that canâ€™t be bought with money, or negotiated with subtle speech.
There is no tomb of the unknown politician, because the politicianâ€™s stock-in-trade is to make himself known at all costs, even if it hurts the anonymous citizen whom he is called to representâ€¦even if it steals the glory from the unknown soldier by yanking the rug on the doorstep of victory.
Two thousand one hundred and ninety days have slipped by since lower Manhattan slipped below the cloud of dust and smoke thrown up by the falling towers. The initial shock, outrage, grief and unity have begun to fade. As a result, we now face a threat worse than any individual attack. Itâ€™s called complacency. Itâ€™s the attitude that since nothing has happened to us here since 9/11, nothing will. Itâ€™s a suicide potion that politicians, pundits and pollsters dispense, and that far too many Americans have drunk.
It’s a shame that he was unable to reference Red Dawn in the speech. An occasional cry of “Wolverines!” would have really punched it up…
(Added):Hinderaker would have eaten this shit up with a silver spoon.