I Miss Bush

by Ryan on November 12, 2009

in Culture,International Relations,Media Bias,Politics,War on Terror

Today, former President George W. Bush gave a speech at Southern Methodist University, the future home of his Presidential Library and think-tank.  Here’s the clip from Fox News today covering the speech:

Warning of the temptation to believe government is the solution to our problems, hearing Dubya’s voice with all the occasionally misspoken words, thinking about the moral clarity he had for seven-and-a-half years made me nostalgic for the good ol’ days when our President assumed capitalism is good while our liberty was being defended by a man who honestly and truly loved his country.

That feels like such a long time ago.  While I was in London last week, the terrorist attack on Ft. Hood took place.  It was the deadliest Islamist terror attack on American soil since 9/11 and it’s being spun as the work of a stressed out miscreant.  That completely disgusts me.  I agree with Glenn Beck’s analysis of where we are now with the ridiculousness of political correctness:

I would trust Bush to handle this kind of thing right, but I don’t feel that way about Obama.

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Dee November 14, 2009 at 12:32 am

I have been stunned by the insistence of some to “label” the Ft. Hood attack with the terrorist tag. This is the kind of misdirection and oversimplification that serves no purpose other than making some feel comfortable with strictly defined parameters. Our inability to think outside the lines is what has landed us in this mess. The ball was dropped at Ft Hood, just like it was prior to 9/11/’01, by people who thought small, and needed everything and everyone neatly confined to outdated, and ultimately useless classifications. I am personally more interested in the systemic problems that for years allowed this man to continue, and indeed flourish in the US military, who needed merely to refer to the UCMJ for how to deal with this guy…but did nothing. Sounds eerily familiar to the FBI field agents who in 2001, reported an uptick in middle Eastern men taking flying lessons…information which their superiors ignored. This is bigger than the same old “PC’ argument, which is just played…this problem runs much deeper, to an apathy and unwillingness to get involved. Too many of us are in too big of a hurry to force people, events, and ideologies into a familiar, comfortable box. As the old saying goes…when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Dee


Ryan November 14, 2009 at 11:59 am

I’m sorry, but to me if an Islamist with jihadist code on his business card (nothing about being a Major, though) screams “Allahu Akbar” as he is gunning down Americans is about as terrorist-like as you get in the 21st Century. It really doesn’t have to be more complicated than that. Yes, there is a systemic problem that both the Bush and Obama Administrations can be picked on for missing, but the end result was an Islamist attack on American soil resulting in over a dozen deaths and many other injuries. That systemic problem seems very much to be that” old PC argument” based on General Casey’s reaction and the reaction of the Administration.

What if there was a circumstance where a white cop arrested a black professor? Would we withhold judgment to see what the facts were or would someone like the President, per se, call the cop’s actions “stupid” in a press conference? What if an anti-military Islamist soldier complains for years to many people including doctors about how the US military and Islam are completely incompatible, joins and contributes jihadist websites, then finally kills and wounds dozens of Americans? That same President, for instance, might ask the nation to withhold judgment until all the facts are in. That’s about as blatant PC-nonsense as you can get. It’s ridiculous.

Political correctness is part of that systemic problem about which you complain. Calling a spade a spade may have save the lives of over a dozen people, despite who we may have offended along the way. Obama would have gone a long way to treat this Islamist murderer like an Islamist murderer, and start firing all the PC gurus in the military who let this guy fall through the cracks. But he hasn’t and likely won’t.


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