Monday, July 7, 2008
President Bush has posted a message on a “wishing tree” at the G8 summit in Japan and, true to the aims of his second term in office, his main desire is for a world free from tyranny.
Hung in the branches of a black bamboo in Toyako on the northern island of Hokkaido, the Tanabata message is handwritten on a simple paper hanging with an embroidered border.
Mr Bush writes: “I wish for a world free from tyranny: the tyranny of hunger, disease; and free from tyrannical governments.
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“I wish for a world in which the universal desire for liberty is realized.
“I wish for the advance of new technologies that will improve the human condition and protect our environment.”
His message echoed that of his second swearing-in in January 2005, when he declared: “The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands. The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world ”
This article was posted: Monday, July 7, 2008 at 3:03 pm