AP: KABUL, Afghanistan - President Bush made a surprise visit...on Wednesday. The White House closely guarded the secret, but there was widespread speculation that he would...stop in Afghanistan. Bush shook hands and posed for pictures with U.S. Marines on their way to Kuwait. The young men, in camouflage uniforms, lined up to shake hands with the commander in chief.
I love this guy. I really couldn't care less what some other people think of him.
Let me restate that: I...really...couldn't
It is technically impossible to care any less than not at all
(But I digress; I do
Oh, da Prez ain't the most eloquent speaker, but then, some of the most glib folks around are also the biggest liars.
(I won't cite any examples, they are legion
I've had the pleasure of seeing the man in person. As far as I'm concerned, he's the genuine article, the "real deal" as it were.
Some of the groups I hang out with sometimes are largely liberal, like the cavers and the hikers. I tend to think of liberals as misguided children, in their naiveté. But their way of looking at things can be dangerous if allowed to prevail. I've been pretty much avoiding all things polemic lately, speaking mostly on other topics with which I'm familiar. After all, everybody and their brother (including me
) can talk about current events...not that there's anything wrong with that; it's just the way of things.
Anyway, the subject here is Mr. Bush. To be perfectly honest, the first time I voted for him, it was really more of a vote against
what I perceived as the continuation of a corrupt regime that had abused the office of the Presidency for 8 long years.
That all changed after that fateful day in September of 2001. Everyone knows which day I mean. Mr. Bush truly made a difference in what had been the "status quo" of appeasement. No longer were we going to sit on our hands and hope
to be left alone. Now we were taking the fight back from whence it originated, in the Middle East. I haven't heard about any aircraft flying into anything since then.
Speaking of aircraft, Bush also came to visit my workplace in the "Military/Industrial Complex", and tried his hand at working on one:
Like I said, I love this guy...