martedì 20 gennaio 2009


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 America is one of the most important foundations of our democracy. After all, it is where children from all over America learn to be responsible citizens, and learn to have the skills necessary to take advantage of our fantastic opportunistic society."

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 Middle East to do everything they can to stop the violence, to tell the different parties involved that peace will never happen."

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 America. Tenth is 10 spots too low as far as I'm concerned."

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 Israel."

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?: "Afghanistan is the most daring and ambition mission in the history of NATO."

Il rapporto con la Storia: "One of the things important about history is to remember the true history."

La Corea del Nord, dietro l’angolo…: "I remember meeting a mother of a child who was abducted by the North Koreans right here in the Oval Office."

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 America?"

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."

2 commenti:

vincenzo ha detto...

e questo ci dice pure che il vero presidente non era lui, giusto?

Luce ha detto...

grandioso! :-)