If the published snippets of Bush's inaugural address are correct, it bodes ill for the next four years.
"The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands," Bush was telling inauguration watchers in this country and across the globe. "The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world."
No it isn't. The best hope for peace in the world is for the US to stop identifying itself with 'freedom', because the more the US bleats about freedom, the more tyrannous it acts towards the rest of the world. The US desperately needs to reform itself, not vainly try to reform the world in its image.