Any time a Washington politician starts out by announcing that he is “humbled,” hip boots become mandatory attire for listeners.
To hear Bush invoke the Rule of Law is like hearing Stalin talk of his devotion for peace.
Bush talked of his friendship for the Iranian people. This will likely sharply boost the number of Iranians building bomb shelters.
One of Bush’s biggest applause lines was -“we will never surrender to evil.” Amusing to see the president, members of Congress, and the Washington establishment exalt themselves in this lofty resolution. This would be less uplifting if Bush and his enablers specified how they defined evil.