Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Brilliant Minimalism in Mainz

"It permanently changed our outlook on the world." - President George W. Bush, explaining to European leaders why the 9/11 attack was not just a fleeting moment in history for most Americans.

Bush and Schroeder in Mainz, Germany

In less than ten words, this President, so maligned by the Left for lacking the mannerisms of the intellectual, has succinctly articulated the source of the misunderstanding and tension between Europe and the US of late. This simple, declarative sentence is one of the most profound statements ever uttered by a politician.