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Friday, January 21, 2005

Bush just loves the fiery pre-tsunami world

Smiles for the family, a fiery warning for the world - Guardian Unlimited
'By our efforts, we have lit ... a fire in the minds of men. It warms those who feel its power, it burns those who fight its progress, and one day this untamed fire of freedom will reach the darkest corners of our world,' Mr Bush said on the steps of the Capitol, tens of thousands listening rapt on Washington's snow-covered National Mall and along Pennsylvania Avenue.

The speech, steeped in religious language, was addressed first to the world and only secondly to the American people. Mr Bush portrayed a planet consumed by the struggle between liberty and tyranny in which the US would not stand aside.
Of course this should surprise no one. Bush thrives on violence, death, threats and imperial hubris. No way he's moving into the post-tsunami world.


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