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I have had the privilege of meeting with and speaking with many of you on numerous occasions over the past four years. Today, with gratitude toward my fellow Americans, I address you near the close of my time as the Attorney General of the United States.

 

On November 2nd, I submitted to the President my resignation from the office of Attorney General. The noble work of justice preceded my appointment to this office, and it will continue after I am gone. But my official service to this great cause is drawing to a close. We have accomplished what we set out to accomplish almost four years ago. I am blessed to leave public office in a nation that is safer and stronger than the one I found; a nation in which the flame of freedom illuminates every American and burns a signal fire to a watching world.

 

And as I graduate from public service to citizen service, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the people and institutions that made my service possible.

 

I am grateful first to you, the American people, for your partnership in the defense of freedom. As never before, protecting the nation and securing our liberties has brought together public officials and private citizens, the Justice community and the American community. The partnership the men and women of the Justice Department have forged with the American people has seen our nation through the worst attack in its history and has endured to produce an historic era of safety and security. Violent crime is at its lowest rate in three decades. Gun crime prosecutions are at a record high and violent crimes committed with guns are at a record low. Drug use among the nation's youth is declining. Corporate criminals are facing justice, and integrity has been restored to the nation's marketplace.

 

No group of individuals could have aspired to such achievement. No organizational plan could have credibly predicted such success. But in a uniquely American way this generation of Americans has done what so many said could not be done: We have safeguarded both the security and liberty of our fellow Americans in a time of war.

 

I am deeply grateful to President George W. Bush for the opportunity to serve the American people. Those who know me know that one of the beliefs that have shaped my life is this: In everything we do, we teach those around us. For the past four years, President Bush has taught Americans. His leadership has inspired leadership in others. His courage has made us braver and better advocates for the cause of freedom.

 

It has been my great honor to serve in his cabinet. I have had the privilege of working alongside a group of men and women of both extraordinary focus and generosity; a group that has shown both discipline in achieving the President's goals and open-mindedness in accommodating healthy and heartfelt disagreement.

 

Lastly, I am grateful to God for each day the sun rises on a safe and free America. For the past three years, my every working day has begun with a report – a catalog of the murderous acts being plotted against Americans. That we have passed these three years in safety and security is a credit to the men and women with whom I serve. But it would be the height of arrogance to assume we achieved this alone. The Psalms remind us: “Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stands guard in vain.”

 

My fellow Americans, for four years we have stood watch together. We have endured many things and we have accomplished many more. It has been the honor of my lifetime to stand beside you. And as I take my leave of this privileged post, I know that our efforts have not been in vain. The Builder of our city and the Author of our freedom has stood beside us. He stands beside us still.

 

 

Sincerely,

John D. Ashcroft

Attorney General of the United States

 

 

 

Stick THAT in your pipe and smoke it ladies!

 

Gratefully yours,

 

FFF

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Huh?

 

>Stick THAT in your pipe and smoke it ladies!

>

>Gratefully yours,

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>FFF

 

What? John Ashcroft says he did a great job being John Ashcroft.. that's wonderful!

 

I can certainly understand some people being pleased with his tenure in office but trying to make a point about how well he did with his own words is like trying to show that an escort is a great lay by asking him to write his own review.

 

Gio

 

"I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend."

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Not to mention the very principles of separation of Church and State espoused by those very founding fathers and architects of America's birth with this ridiculous quote:

 

"The Psalms remind us: “Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stands guard in vain.”

 

Forget the economy, forget the terrorists, forget the Iraqi war, forget the gay marriage brouhaha, and shudder in fear at America being in the control of an administration that is run by people who would quote such crappola.

 

This nation was founded on religious freedoms, and this nation to this day, is the great nation that it is, because of those freedoms, and its history of welcoming immigrants of all nationalities, races, religions and economic classes. Isn't that diversity the very thing that has made the U.S. one of the greatest political and economic powers that has ever existed on Earth?

 

Doesn't anyone ever read the inscription on the base of the Statue of Liberty anymore? WTF, given the current administration, I'm a little surprised that the SofL hasn't been torpedoed and sunk, as after all it was a gift from the French.

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RE: Fin Fang Foom

 

I do admit that it is cute how FFF headlines his posts with his name. Maybe alliteration is his game.

 

Frightened Fin Fang Foom Falls For Fictitious Phone Freak's Fantastic Phallic Follies.

 

Sorry, that's the best I could do on short notice.

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>Not to mention the very principles of separation of Church

>and State espoused by those very founding fathers and

>architects of America's birth with this ridiculous quote:

>

>"The Psalms remind us: “Unless the Lord watches over the city,

>the watchman stands guard in vain.”

 

Surprisingly, this is a hidden endorsement by Ashcroft of Osama bin Laden and the Al Qaeda cause. Bible scholars will recognize the connection between this quotation and the story of the Tower of Babel (think: World Trade Center).

 

As one website puts it:

 

 

==Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders will have toiled in vain. (Psalm 127.1) The Psalmist goes on to state that unless the Lord keeps watch over a city, the watchman stands on guard in vain.

The explanation of these assertions can best be found in an earlier portion of Scripture, the story of the Tower of Babel (Gen. 11.1-9). The people, full of hubris (insolent pride), decide to build a city for themselves and a tower reaching the very heavens: thus they will make a name for themselves. In the account of this undertaking, God is left out (as he was in the not dissimilar story of the Fall, when Adam and Eve covet the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil without prior divine sanction). The divine presence is, however, not to be permanently excluded, for God confuses their speech so that they do not understand what each is saying to the other. Their design is frustrated, and the people disperse all over the earth.

 

Looking at the story of the Tower of Babel in more realistic terms, we can see how these ambitious people were so involved in doing their own thing that they became increasingly oblivious of the welfare of their fellow workers. In the course of time conflict soured their relationships until bitter internecine strife brought an end to the undertaking.==

 

http://www.martinisrael.u-net.com/night_thoughts/meditation10.html

 

So there you have it. The reason bin Laden is still alive and well. He has friends in high places at the Justice Department. Ashcroft realizes that Osama is a man of Biblical destiny.

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