I want to see you shoot the way you shout.
Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919), U.S. Republican President
George Bush at least waited until the start of a new week before he began his tough jingoistic blather. I’d like to know what is wrong with speak softly and carry a big stick? The most obvious is that he can’t make hay out of his ol’ west tough talking pabulum.
If Bush was serious about increasing protection in the country, he would stop egging on the terrorists. All his tough talk is akin to his truly insipid remark of “bring it on.”
However this comment is right up there with his empty bravado: "There will be tough fighting ahead. There will be difficult moments along the path to victory. The terrorists know they can't defeat us on the battlefield. The only way the terrorists can win is if we lose our nerve. This isn't going to happen on my watch. The terrorist threats against us will not expire at the end of this year, and neither should the protections of the Patriot Act."
What will happen on his watch is a further eroding of individual rights as he uses the London tragedy to push forth the ill conceived Patriot Act.
However, Congress has begun working on renewing them amid fresh criticism — from members of both parties — that the law undermines basic freedoms.