The President's State of the Union Address
Until 9-11, I never watched the President's State of the Union address. I watch it every year now. While some have stated that the State of the Union address is no longer needed, I disagree. It gives Americans the opportunity to observe the members of Congress during the speech. There was clear party lines and Ms. Clinton's smirks were priceless. Poor thing hasn't a clue.
Anyhow, there were certain key points he made. The first being that we will not leave Iraq until the job is finished. We will not be snatching victory away from our men and women who have done a tremendous job over there.
I suppose I can stop sending my e-mails to President Bush now. I used to e-mail him every month asking him to set-up a Manhattan like project to seek alternatives to oil for our energy needs. He has pledged to allocate more money for alternative energy sources. It is one of the most important things we need to do. By having a dependence on foreign oil, it makes our country weak. It gives our money to those countries who even though they are supposed to be our friends, such as Saudi Arabia to fund activities that promote one of the most extreme forms of Islam. Those extremists tend to turn into terrorists like Bin Laden.
I also liked what he had to say about funding programs to increase math and science programs in our schools.
There was one thing I didn't like. I didn't feel he was forceful enough about Hamas winning the Palestinian elections. Congress needs to pass the bill to stop all funding. I do not want my tax money going to terrorists that are dedicated to killing people in Israel.
One thing I am curious about. What did ya'll think about him addressing the people of Iran directly?