WARNING: HEAVY PERSONAL OPINION BELOW. REMEMBER, IT IS OPINION
I didn't watch the State of the Union speech last night. I just couldn't do it. I'm a bit upset and angry at our President right now. His posturing makes it look like "we're going to war, damn it, I don't care what you say or find!" and I think that's just not a healthy thing to do. (I can't shake this feeling that this is all about "his daddy.") I don't like that the focus has moved away from the terrorism threat to focus on Iraq (which may be helping out al Qaeda, but isn't the focus of the war). What about alienating the Arab world (and perhaps the whole world) by doing this unilaterally? It just scares the hell out of me about what could happen on our soil if this happens. Let the U.N. Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission team keep going. Period. Don't impede them or rush them. Wait for them to finish. Whatever happened to the hunt for al Qaeda? What about the elimination of terrorism in general? That seems, to me, to be a better stance and would help out the world community is a more productive manner. And what about North Korea? Which reminds me - I don't want to hear about the use on nuclear weapons in the war against Iraq. We're going to suffer dearly if that happens.
I don't even want to know what he said about domestic issues. Unemployment sucks - I know, I was there for almost 20 months and at the rate everything is going I'll probably be there again in my career. Jobs aren't there. Tax cuts don't help when all I see in my pocket is measured in 2 or 3 digits of cash. That doesn't help me to live, that doesn't help the economy, it just makes you look better now that you're giving money back. It doesn't fix what's happening. No jobs - no money - no consumer spending.
I think that I'm suffering from creeping fogyism. I'm sounding like an old fogy, and I don't think I'm that old. I'm just upset, I guess.