Thursday, February 03, 2005

State Of The Union

As I watched the president's speech last night, I was amazed at how much we have and will accomplish over the next 4 years. From freeing a region to saving social security, President Bush has his plate full. Democrats tried to become even more irrelevant, but Bush would not let them. He has reached out and provided programs that are ambitious and deals with issues that both sides of the political spectrum can be proud of.
We will not set an artificial timetable for leaving Iraq, because that would embolden the terrorists and make them believe they can wait us out. We are in Iraq to achieve a result: a country that is democratic, representative of all its people, at peace with its neighbors, and able to defend itself. And when that result is achieved, our men and women serving in Iraq will return home with the honor they have earned.
I loved the Presidents slap at the Kennedy-al-Zarqawi branch of the Democratic party with the above quote. But nothing topped the presentation of the family of the Sergeant Byron Norwood, who then were hugged by Safia Taleb al-Souhail. Chuck Shumer (D-NY) admitted there was not a dry eye in the room at that moment. Overall, I think it was one of Bush's best timed and presented speeches, one that kicked off on of the most ambitious second term agenda's ever.