Skip to comments.Peggy Noonan: Wake Up, Europe!
Posted on 05/23/2002 9:07:35 PM PDT by Pokey78Edited on 04/23/2004 12:04:32 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Every big speech has a text and a subtext. When Ronald Reagan spoke at Normandy on the 40th anniversary of D-Day, in 1984, his text consisted of a remembrance of what had happened there on the beaches on that day in 1944. He spoke of the efforts of the English and Scots brigades, the Americans, the French; he lauded the U.S. Rangers who had clawed their way up to the top of the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc. "And in seizing back this soil," he said, as he stood on it, "they seized back the continent of Europe."
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Meanwhile, this administration's forked tongue "support" for the Second Amendment only goes so far as the tarmac. Pilots of commercial airlines, take note. Bush trusts F16 pilots with air to air missiles to shoot your plane down, but heaven forbid you pilots might shoot a terrorist and save the White House by having a gun in the cockpit.
Bush sucks. Big time. How much does it take to buy you back, Peggy?
Look up appeasement in the dictionary...there you'll find a picture of the European continent.
In essence, they're cowards...always have been since, at least, pre WWII.
She has few equals at hearing and understanding the music of a speech.
With that said, she does at times fall in love with her own rhetoric, and confuse the strategic objective she is pursuing with the truth. Witness the following passage:
He reminds Europe that for all her pain she has been invincible. "From the Argonne Forest to the Anzio beachhead, conflicts in Europe have drawn the blood of millions, squandering and shattering lives across the earth. There are thousands, thousands of monuments in parks and squares across my country to young men of 18 and 19 and 20 whose lives ended in battle on this continent. Ours is the first generation in a hundred years that does not expect and does not fear the next European war. And that achievement--your achievement--is one of the greatest in modern times."
And so we know peace is winnable. We see this in the rise of the European Community, which is not seen by America as a rival but as living proof that "old hostilities" can be ended.
Europe isn't invincible; she exists, because America saved her. And the European Comunity/Union is a sign not of strength, but of weakness. The nation-states of Western Europe have lost all their vitality. They have not found peace so much as exhaustion, like the much-married playboy who becomes a "good husband" to his fourth wife, because due to advanced age and infirmities, he no longer has the vigor for fooling around.
Hey Jesse.. did you ever hear of CLINTON?? Do some reading, heck, do the math!!! 9/11 happened 8 months into President Bush's Presidency. Clinton was President for 8 years!! Gee, now whose "watch" did all the damage happen under?? Go figure!! (I mean that literally)
So glad I found this before retiring for this evening. Yes, indeed, President Bush has delivered clean on target speeches from 9-11 on (and his inauguration speech, as well - she forgot that one).
The media "producers/directors" will burn in hell one day for the damage they are doing to our country - first by ignoring the Clinton crimes and culpability for 9-11 and then by attributing Clintonesque crimes to President Bush...and hiding his splendid speeches and events from the American public.
God bless and keep our President! And, Peggy Noonan (and David Horowitz) and a few other priceless treasures of our nation!
Pull it together, please!