Visto che questo blog da alcuni è considerato troppo pesante, troppo complesso, troppo “pensato” ho deciso di festeggiare l’addio a Bush con un florilegio di frasi da ricordare di colui che di certo non ha speso troppo tempo a pensare negli ultimi otto anni.
Si può anche interpretare come un memorandum delle principali questioni che dovrà affrontare Barrack Hussein Obama.
Sicurezza nazionale: "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
L’istruzione pubblica: "The public education system in
Nationbuilding in Iraq (?): "We ended the rule of one of history's worst tyrants, and in so doing, we not only freed the American people, we made our own people more secure."
La diffusione dell’AIDS: "We're concerned about AIDS inside our White House—make no mistake about it."
Accordi per il commercio internazionale: "It's very important for folks to understand that when there's more trade, there's more commerce."
Pace in Medio Oriente: "My administration has been calling upon all the leaders in the—in the
Integrazione delle minoranze: "Do you have blacks, too?" (al presidente del Brasile Cardoso)
Gestire i tanti impegni di un presidente: "I promise you I will listen to what has been said here, even though I wasn't here."
Sicurezza nazionale: "There's no bigger task than protecting the homeland of our country."
Risparmio energetico: "We need an energy bill that encourages consumption."
I Rischi di una Guerra: "I think war is a dangerous place."
Libertà d’espressione: "[A]s you know, these are open forums, you're able to come and listen to what I have to say."
Studiare, studiare, studiare: "[T]he illiteracy level of our children are appalling."
Classifiche mondiali: "[B]y the way, we rank 10th amongst the industrialized world in broadband technology and its availability. That's not good enough for
Solidarietà alle vittime delle dittature: "I'm honored to shake the hand of a brave Iraqi citizen who had his hand cut off by Saddam Hussein."
La creazione di nuovi posti di lavoro: "We got the best workforce in America—in the world."
L’occupazione dell’Iraq: "I think we are welcomed. But it was not a peaceful welcome.”
Proliferazioni varie: "If the Iranians were to have a nuclear weapon they could proliferate."
Accordi tra Hamas e Israele: "I was not pleased that Hamas has refused to announce its desire to destroy
Rapporti con gli alleati: "I've heard he's been called Bush's poodle. He's bigger than that." (riguardo Tony Blair)
Realismo (Realismo??!??): "I cannot look a mother and father of a troop in the eye and say, 'I'm sending your kid into combat, but I don't think we can achieve the objective.' "
NATO o ONU?: "
Il rapporto con
L’Afganistan: "And they have no disregard for human life." (per descrivere la brutalità dei Taliban)
Politica estera: "But oftentimes I'm asked: Why? Why do you care what happens outside of
Finale 1, che ci pensi a fare?: "I'm also not very analytical. You know I don't spend a lot of time thinking about myself, about why I do things."
Finale 2, Grazie papà: "I want to thank you for the importance that you've shown for education and literacy."
Finale 3, ricordi: "I would say that the best moment of all came when I caught a seven-and-a-half pound perch while fishing on my lake."