I just finished reading President Bush’s annual State of the Union address. Here are my thoughts:
I readily admit that President Bush is an imperfect person who has made mistakes. I don’t think there is a person who can honestly say any different. However, let he who is guiltless, cast the first stone.
That being said, I am more convinced than ever that our President is a good man doing what he feels and believes is best for this nation. All politics aside, I feel that history will vindicate him as having made good choices in a very difficult time.
Many are quick to cast blame on him for mistakes in Iraq. At the same time, many people are quick to forget that he has guided this nation through what is arguably the most horrendous and shocking moment in this nation’s history. The attacks on September 11th tore apart the tenuous fabric of our security, and President Bush’s actions and belief in our nation helped foster an environment of repair, consolation, and faith in our future. No other leader with the exception of Mayor Rudy Giuliani could have offered or offered that much hope.
Our nation is stronger because of the actions of President Bush. And for that, he will always be remembered as a great president and a great man.
But more important than that, the people of Afghanistan and Iraq have him to thank for the chance at freedom. Nothing pays greater tribute to his presidency than that fact.
Mr. President, may God continue to bless your remaining two years.