Taking American pride along on the ride…posted by Bill Arnett @ 12:33 PM Permalink …IMHO Barack Obama has acquitted himself well as a future president and statesman.
His speech yesterday before over 200,000 people in Germany is helping restore my pride in our once great country, and some portions of the speech sent shivers down my spine and a tear to my eye (I REALLY love my country).
And I could not help contrasting that appearance with those of bush who, when visiting other countries, was invariably greeted by only several thousand protesters burning him in effigy, carrying signs with devil horns and blood dripping from bush's mouth, and many signs naming bush as the world's number one terrorist.
But what was this shite about condi and bush ordering state department and embassy personnel to have no contact or not assist an AMERICAN traveling abroad, which is one of the main functions of their jobs. Would that have meant that if Obama had lost his passport he wouldn't have been able to go to the Embassy for assistance?
It's only ONE more of the acts of george bush has undertaken that shames our country.
January 20, 2009, just can't get here fast enough!
SIDE NOTE: Chancellor Merkel, after assuring bush she would not meet with a mere "candidate" did indeed meet with Obama to also bask in the warm glow of his rock star reception. I'D BET HARD MONEY THAT REALLY CHAPPED BUSH'S ASS and has triggered all sorts of "ominous" calls to Merkel from bush and condi with lots of not-so-veiled-threats about aid, future dealings with bushco, etc., as everyone knows what a lying, cowardly, bullying, war criminal bush is now so I can see that his threats are starting to be ignored by the world.