For those who thought Bush's inaugural was too focused on high-minded ideals (all that stuff about "freedom" y'know), Scrappleface points us to the Cliff Notes version of Bush's speech:
"We want freedom everywhere, not because we're crazy dreamers, but because governments held accountable to their people don't launch wars against each other. In the good old days, we could sit back and watch as tyrants tortured the helpless and fortified their arsenals. A rifle in the Middle East, or Asia, was no threat to our shores. Today, a man carrying a briefcase could wipe out millions of Americans in a single afternoon. We can't eliminate the sinful urges of crazed men, but we can help oppressed people to dump their dictators. Kill the snake by cutting off its head."
Sure it's parody. But it's wiser and more perceptive than most of the "analysis" being churned out about the significance of Bush's address. Read it all.