The Daily Sandwich

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Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Iraq: bigger than you thought

Gee, I guess those who argue that the war in Iraq was unnecessary are way off base. Apparently it's the equivalent of fighting two totalitarian empires with plans to conquer the globe, toppling a communist empire with plans to conquer the globe, and some war I've never even heard of that brought freedom and prosperity to South America and Africa.

As he did in last year's election campaign and more recently as war opposition has risen, Bush reminded his listeners of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 — reciting the date five times in a 30-minute speech.

"We're not yet safe," Bush said. "Terrorists in foreign lands still hope to attack our country. They still hope to kill our citizens. The lesson of Sept. 11, 2001, is that we must confront threats before they fully materialize."

Besides his references to Sept. 11 and the war on terror, Bush also spoke of earlier global fights.

"In a single lifetime, many of you have seen liberty spread from Germany and Japan to Eastern Europe to Latin America to Southeast Asia and Africa and beyond," Bush told the largely gray-haired crowd.

Ahhh, Fearless Leader. Still sort of popular with Mormon seniors. Next stop... Idaho!