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Great Speech Bush!  
User currently offlineMrman_3k From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 150 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

Just listened to the speech and I thought it was great, shows how strong we can be in times like this.

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User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 899 times:

I thought it was a pretty weak speech. And the mention of the psalm was a slap in the face to millions of Americans who are not Christian/Catholic.

User currently offlineAerLingus A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 879 times:

There's nothing wrong with quoting the 23rd Psalm. I don't consider it a slap in the face if a politician quotes something from the Torah or the Koran!

User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1549 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 870 times:

The speech was fine...very formulaic, but what else could we expect?

I agree that the psalm was uncalled for.


User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 863 times:

I still hope to see a message before Congress asking for Declaration of War against whoever did this.


"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineDG_pilot From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 856 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 849 times:

Too bad Ben88. Live with it. Nearly all Americans are Christains, so something like that shouldn't suprise you.

User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3294 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 847 times:

But it brings to reality who God really is and the soverignty He has in this whole situation.


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User currently offlineN202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1562 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 838 times:

And the mention of the psalm was a slap in the face to millions of Americans who are not Christian/Catholic.

Oh, Good Lord. Now I've seen it all. Thousands of American citizens are dead, and you're taking religious offense? How petty.

I'm not Christian, but even I could see the inspiration in the quote: we cannot be afraid of death, for whatever higher power we believe in will be with us in standing tall and moving on from these tragedies.

Pity some people aren't bright enough to understand that.


User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 832 times:

People make a nation strong, not speeches.

At a radio station I was in today here in South Florida, people were calling in asking where to donate blood. People with thick New York accents. People with British accents. People with Latin accents. People with deep Bahamian accents.

We put on such a show for the world with our internal strife and petty differences, don't we? But the world...and yes even we.... forget what makes America great until days like today.

Because days like today we put aside our disagreements. And the great cauldron of diversity comes together as one.

In the days to come, we'll see and hear horrific things about today's evil. But I suggest you stay sane by looking for the heroic things and the tales and stories of human decency that will also arise.

It will remind us that, despite our grevious injury, the cowards behind this tragedy failed even before they died.


User currently offlinePlaneboy From India, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 824 times:

George Jr has nothing to do with what happened today. He has been in office for a short time. Problems such as these have been building up for a long, long time...

User currently offlineUnited747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 814 times:

Are you kidding? The least Bush could do is ACT like he's not reading from a teleprompter and show his country that he cares the least bit about it. It makes me very depressed to know that our president is a moron (or at least acts like one). That speech SUCKED!

-Adam


User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1549 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 811 times:

Cough, gasp, sputter...all I can say is, you'll probably regret making that comment.

Actually, I was not at all offended by the prayer. I suspect other people might be more so, however.

Anyway, the speech doesn't really matter that much. It's his actions in the next few days/weeks that will really count.


User currently offlineDeltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1655 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 809 times:

If the Psalm is from the old Testament, why is it a slap in the face. It would apply to both Jewish and Christians.

If not, the referance had none to God but more of an internal motivational purpose.

Please don't judge what is a slap in the face to which group of Americans based on some commet when this whole day has been a major slap in the face to ALL AMERICANS!!


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21485 posts, RR: 53
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 806 times:

I thought it was a rather weak speech for the occasion.

He certainly read out the things that would have to be said, but it was never more obvious that he´s out of his depth. I´m not really worried about the USA, though; Your wellbeing does not hinge on G.W.Bush. And even he will grow, I think (and hope).


User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 784 times:

I'm an atheist and didn't mind what he said. Some people need comfort. It goes in one ear and out the other for me. Just takes some tolerance for those who need a crutch. I didn't expect him to to into detail about retaliation. We all know that's coming...no need to tell the targets ahead of time. Bush isn't a natural communicator like Clinton and Reagan, but I'm fully confident in his and his administration's ability to handle this appropriately.

User currently offlineAerLingus A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 788 times:

Amen Heavymetal, as a matter of fact, I already called the Red Cross to find out where I can give blood and my wife will as well (even though she hates needles!)

User currently offlineSuper Em From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 783 times:

Bush cannot do anything right now.A speech cannot bring back the lives that are gone.

User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 785 times:

The topic was about the speech, which I thought was weak. I know that what happened today was a horrible thing and I genuinely feel for the victims and their families. If you post a topic about a speech expect responses to the topic and don't try to make me look disloyal or unpatriotic because I love my country.

User currently offlineJm-airbus320 From Jamaica, joined Aug 2000, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 771 times:

Nothing was wrong with the psalm quotation.......well said George

Jm-airbus320


User currently offlineG-VIIB From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 753 times:

That was an excellent speech by President Bush. It shows how we can be strong in times like this. God Bless us all, especially those affected by the day's tragedies, your are in my prayers.
GVIIB


User currently offlineN202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1562 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 745 times:

This was an excellent, inspiring speech. Now, GW and our armed forces need to get out there and take out those who created these awful disasters.

User currently offlineHighliner2 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 696 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 724 times:

I thought Bush did good in qouting the Bible verse, call me what you will, but if you remember, the United States was founded as one nation, UNDER GOD!!!!!!!!


Go Cubs!
User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 720 times:

Gee, bickering over who's right when it come to GOD!?

This evil day's not even over and we've already learned nothing from it.


User currently offlineTonyBurr From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1035 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 710 times:

Hey Ben88

U said the psalm was a slap in the face to all who are not Chritsian/Catholic (gee, I thought Catholic believed in Christ and were Christian???), but anyhow Ben, the psalms are OLD TESTAMENT, the Jewish Scripture. So Jewish people were offended since they are not Christian/Catholic??? I don't follow ur logic. Pleas get your theology/religions stragight when u make such condemnations!

I think YOUR speech is weak!!!


User currently offlineDC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 706 times:

Ben88-

Why don't you put your differences with Bush aside and gel together with your fellow Americans during this difficult time?


25 N-156F : Ben88- I'm a staunch athiest and quite the anti-Christian, and I've managed to put even that aside and been able to join friends in prayer. Did I ever
26 Jgardner : Well, it was so-so as far as speeches go; It was not as inspiring as a "date which will live in infamy", but GW is no FDR. It wasn't bad, but it kinda
27 Zeus01 : God bless Bush!!!!!! What a great man. My heart and prayers go out to you all. My uncle lives in North Manhattan, said its pretty bad. Great job bush.
28 AKelley728 : Ben88: If Bush hadn't said 'this is from Psalm 23' would you have known any different? What would your reaction be then? It was an appropriate 'phrase
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