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January 21, 2005

The Inaugural
Yesterday Americans celebrated the 25th anniversary of Jimmy Carter's eviction from the White House.

And while we observe this important occasion, we are still dealing with the lethal consequences of choosing a spineless assclown for president in 1976. By permitting Islamist terrorists to take over Iran and cowering when that terrorist regime held American embassy personnel hostage for a year, Carter greenlighted an avalanche of terrorist attacks on the United States.

September 11, 2001 is Jimmy Carter's legacy.

Such a colossal failure should, one would think, feel compelled to mitigate the obvious consequences of his presidential ineptness. Not Jimmy Carter. He has spent his life as an ex-president siding with the world's most rabid dictators against the United States. Even as we are forced to fight a war made necessary by his presidency, Carter actively seeks to prevent an American victory by undermining President Bush abroad while befriending homicidal tyrants. All this from the man who proclaimed "Human Rights" as the centerpiece of his foreign policy.

And yet there was Jimmy Carter yesterday--his creepy, grinning mug among those attending the inauguration of the president who must save America from the Consequences of Carter. The same president whom Carter seeks to thwart.

Ironically, Carter was seated behind President Bush where he was afforded an excellent view of what a presidential backbone looks like.

As for President Bush's speech, it ranks with the inaugural addresses of Washington, Lincoln, Kennedy and Reagan. The centerpiece of the address was Bush's declaration that "it is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world." (Carter probably cringed at this since a world without tyrants would leave him friendless.)

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of Bush's address is what he did not say. Not once did he mention terrorism. He described the threat we face in terms such as "dictators" and "tyrants." This is significant in that it means the president recognizes that terrorists are merely the hired guns of countries making war on the United States. He realizes that the only way to defeat terrorists is to eliminate the regimes which employ them.

By this inaugural address, President Bush has boldly framed the Bush Doctrine in a context that his opponents at home cannot oppose without risking near-certain electoral defeat, that our enemies abroad cannot oppose without risking near-certain doom and, once realized, will finally put to rest the lethal legacy of Jimmy Carter.

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