BW: People are dying Alfred, what would you have me do?
A: Endure, Master Wayne. Take it. They’ll hate you for it, but that’s the point of Batman, he can be the outcast. He can make the choice that no one else can make, the right choice.
As we prepare to close the decade, we reflect on what has become an uneasy week for all of us with the third attempted terrorist attack in the Obama administration. For the third consecutive time, the Obama administration’s response has been what we have come to expect from weak kneed liberals-that of appeasement, deflection, and of course the rationale that this is one person, not a member of a group with a clear and concrete agenda. Obama’s response in other words, has been to give the Al-Qaeda Joker what they want-a population gripped with fear and terror, and no end in sight. Obama has shown that once again, he is more worried about hurting the feelings of Muslims than doing what is right for America. America is once again being shown to be the paper tiger without teeth that it was under the Clinton administration.
Contrast that with the last eight years, from 2000-2008. Many people, and rightly so, criticized President Bush for his poor fiscal policy, but his national security stance was something that was unprecedented. The United States under President Bush was quite clear that the USA would consider any country that aids and abets terrorists to be an enemy of the United States, and would be dealt with appropriately. 9/11, a response of the security failures and responses of the Clinton administration to Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda was the first shot in the United States Global War on Terror, a shot heard by George W. Bush. Bush never cowered, never kneeled to other countries leaders in the hopes that they might like us more. Bush fought for justice, for freedom, and for the American way. President Bush understood that this is not a war that we could win in a day or on one front,and that it is more important to be safe and hated around the world, than to be idolized and left open for enemy fire.
This is something that the Obama adminstration refuses to do-even after Fort Hood, even after Arkansas, even after a Nigerian man sneaks onto a plane, trying to blow it up, with Al-Qaeda taking credit for all attacks. Obama still cannot acknowledge the fact that the War against terror did not end when President Bush left office, no matter how many foreign leaders Obama tries to appease. Remember, Obama said in the primaries that he would meet with leaders of terrorist states without preconditions, something that he is still talking about, with White House leaders still planning trips to Tehran. The DHS leader claims after a terrorist nearly ignites a bomb on a plane that “the system worked.” Where is the leadership? Remember that 3AM call? Are you still sure that you want Obama taking that phone call America?
Alfred Pennyworth: Some men aren’t looking for anything logical like money. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.”
This is the difference between President Obama and President Bush, because President Bush knew that the only justice for terrorists is death. The only reason they understand is on the receiving end of a bullet, and the only negotiation they deserve is whether they want to be shot in front or in the back. No retreat, no surrender, was the mantra under President Bush. We know he was no good on fiscal policy, and that the GOP grew fat with content under W. But on the most important job the President has, as commander in chief President Bush gets an A+. He doesn’t have to be eternally beloved, because he’s more concerned about keeping everyone safe.
Because he’s the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we’ll hunt him because he can take it. Because he’s not our hero. He’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark knight.
For the last eight years, we thank you President Bush, for keeping us safe. As the USA descends into possible chaos, we remember a man who stood strong in the face of evil and never surrendered. A man who spat in the faces of our enemies and was killed in the media and by our own people for not retreating. Now the weakness of liberalism is on display, and our country is in danger. If only the Dark Knight were still here to protect us. For doing your job, America and history will look better on you than we did while you were in power. Thank you George W. Bush, millenium man of the decade.