The Ariel Versus the Caliban
The Ariel-in-Chief and scourge of the Taliban tonight
: "America, we are passing through a time of great trial. And the message that we send in the midst of these storms must be clear: that our cause is just, our resolve unwavering. We will go forward with the confidence that right makes might
and with the commitment to forge an America that is safer, a world that is more secure, and a future that represents not the deepest of fears but the highest of hopes" (emphasis added) Was ever pseudo-Lincolnian rhetoric put to more quavering use? When Lincoln spoke of right making might in concluding his Cooper Union address
, no one would (or should) have taken him for some silly sap. With Obama it just doesn't work--but I pray I am proven wrong, just as Seward et al. were.
11:08 PM / December 1, 2009
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