"In the global war on terror, as in Afghanistan and Iraq, President Bush has brought many allies to our side. But as the President has made very clear, there is a difference between leading a coalition of many, and submitting to the objections of a few. George W. Bush will never seek a permission slip to defend the American people."
*Crowd cheers wildly.
--Dick Cheney, RNC speech, 1 Sept 2004
The vice president mocked and derided the U.N. at the RNC earlier this month to the crowd's gleeful cheering. President Bush gave his weekly radio address today and without elaborating, said that he'd visit the U.N. later this week and offer "some additional proposals to expand prosperity and accelerate the march of freedom in our world."
He added: "Never in the history of the United Nations have we faced so many opportunities to create a safer world by building a better world. For the sake of our common security, and for the sake of our common values, the international community must rise to this historic moment. And the United States is prepared to lead."
He's speaking to twin crowds.
Flippy floopity floppity.
"Oh, please, U.N., may I have a permission slip to obtain your assistance at this "historic moment"-- when my lack of ability to lead the optional war in Iraq is bringing about too much negative news for which my pal Karl Rove can no longer think of fitting excuses?"