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Farmer by genetics, Lawyer by training, currently "vacationing" in Iraq and advising the Iraqi government on border security issues. Before moving to Baghdad, I served in the White House as Deputy Counsel for the Homeland Security Council. I can be reached at opusxryanathotmaildotcom.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Cowboy President

I heard this quote last night:

"Terror is not a legitimate system of government. And to those who commit the atrocities I say, we will no longer tolerate, we will no longer negotiate, and we will no longer be afraid. It's your turn to be afraid."

Of course, it was Harrison Ford delivering the line in the movie "Air Force One." The movie depicted that speech as a long overdue and principled stand by the President. How times have changed. And it kinda makes the "axis of evil" speech seem tame, eh?