Saturday, September 10, 2016

An important piece of American history

We must always remember when discussing history and this solemn weekend how President George W. Bush looked at the classic television and movie Western when making one of the most famous comments of his career, and more importantly, a message that fit with the War on Terror.  In one press conference, he forced the reader and the listener to look at the classic movies and television of an era far away, when the Wild West was popular on air.

I want justice. And there's an old poster out west, that I recall, that said, "Wanted, Dead or Alive.''

Those words on that  news conference six days later proved the point.  The President painted a Western and placed the terrorist's mug on a poster as an outlaw shooting and killing.  He pictured John Wayne and other actors of Westerns, as heroes trying to stop outlaws such as Usama.

As we remember this terrible anniversary, think about how a President used words to paint the picture of a Western.

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