Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Impotent Nations Fear Four More Years
This article is telling. In fact, forget the article and read just the title: Four More Years of Bush Makes the World Anxious.
The article, from a Reuters reporter based in Paris (need I say more), begins:
The rest of the world will be watching with anxiety when President Bush is inaugurated Thursday for a second time, fearing the most powerful man on the planet may do more harm than good.At least they recognize the fact that our president is the most powerful man on the planet. And, logically following, if he's the most powerful man on the planet, that necessarily means that the nation which he leads, the United States of America, is the most powerful nation on the planet.
Nice of these people to wisen up, isn't it? Welcome to the party, international community!
The article continues:
Many world leaders, alienated by Bush's go-it-alone foreign policy and the U.S.-led war in Iraq, would have preferred him to lose the U.S. election last November.Let's draw a correlation between the first quote and the second. They fear the most powerful man on the planet, and hoped that John Kerry would win. My logic concludes that they wanted John Kerry to win because he wouldn't be nearly as powerful as Bush, and consequently, neither would the USA.
"It is clear that this is an administration that believes in force and strength and is not particularly bothered by what other countries may think," said Guillaume Parmentier of the French Institute of International Relations in Paris.Coming from a French guy, that's intended as an insult. However, I view that statement as an accurate assessment of President Bush's determination to protect America from dangerous, terrorist thugs. France could care less about the security of my family. Germany could care less about the security of my job. President Bush, however, acts in the best interest of the citizens of the United States and freedom loving people everywhere.
So, listen up, you namby pamby world leaders: Bush won, and Kerry lost (despite the latter's attempts to hijack the election). There are even those who recognize this fact among the depressed, powerless Democratic minority in our country. In fact, one of these minority minions said yesterday the wisest thing he's ever said in his lifetime, and he was talking to you pansies:
"I spent a little time in Europe recently, and I have one simple message: Get over it. Get over it. President Bush is our president for the next four years, so get over it and start to act in your interest, Europe." - Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE), during Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing to confirm U.S. Secretary of State nominee Condoleezza Rice.That's the first sensible thing I've heard a Democrat say since the election. Perhaps Senator Biden should share the same advice with John Kerry. And Barbara Boxer. And Ted Kennedy. And the liberal elites otherwise known as the Main Stream Media.
Bush is here for another four years. Get used to it, and quit whining (unless you find something substantive to discuss--but I won't hold my breath).