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I'm not sure if Bush's speech today was the best of his career (I still love his speech of September 14th, 2001 at ground zero: "I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you. And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.")

But this one was one of the most important. I think it shows that the President gets it. He understand what needs to be done in the long term to win the war on terror:

There was a time when many said that the cultures of Japan and Germany were incapable of sustaining democratic values. Well, they were wrong. Some say the same of Iraq today. They are mistaken.

The nation of Iraq -- with its proud heritage, abundant resources and skilled and educated people -- is fully capable of moving toward democracy and living in freedom.

The world has a clear interest in the spread of democratic values, because stable and free nations do not breed the ideologies of murder.

Update: I forgot to link the speech. It's at:

→ http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/02/20030226-11....

- Tom | permalink | changelog | Last updated: 2003-02-27 09:28

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