Former President George W. Bush spoke to a group at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor earlier this week.
During a question and answer session Bush showed he had, and still has, a better understanding of the threat of terrorism facing our nation today.
And he summed it up in only three words.
“Evil is real.”
The full remark shows an even better grasp of the threat that is all-too real.
“Evil is real. There is no light grey. Murdering innocent people to move a political point of view has been, is, and always will be evil.”
It was no surprise, said Bush, when extremists recently launched an attack in France. That case and others is why he believes the lessons he learned after the 9-11 attacks are relevant today. “So one of the real dangers is an isolationist tendency,” said Bush.
Cameras weren’t allowed during the post-speech session, but you can hear the audio in KTBC’s news story.
Say what you will about Bush, his tough talk on terrorism is what we need from a true leader today. And America is suffering from a foreign policy aspect without him.