I Like This Bush

by Ryan on May 27, 2006

in Politics

President Bush gave a commencement address at West Point Academy today. I just got up in time to watch it. Brilliant speech, laying out the historical process from Truman, through the end of the Cold War and how the lessons of the past have helped us move towards the future. We have seen a military transistion unlike that of any period since the late 1940s. Bush referred heavily to Truman and the decisions Truman had to make to set precedent that would help us eventually defeat Soviet communism.

This was Bush strong on defense, clear in his thoughts, and in front of a crowd with special significance– the Class of 2006 was the first to enlist AFTER 9/11. Meaning, they knew war was coming and that they would eventually have to answer the call. One of my favorite lines from Bush dealt with the notion that “this war started on my watch, but it’ll end on yours.” It is the brave young men and women of our armed services that make our lives as rich as they are here in the States, and will be vanguards of that peace and justice long into the future.

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