Monday, February 23, 2009

Greatest Foreign Policy Speech Ever.

Sorry for the delay. As much as I admire Churchill, this is the greatest foreign policy speech ever.


Mike Looney said...

Maybe. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address comes damn close.

Assuming you don't take the first part of the Declaration of Independents as a speech. If you do, it wins.

For the 21st century, so far, let me quote the whole of what I think is the best.

"Let's Roll"

Todd Beamer, Sept 11, 2001.

The Scrub said...

I could quibble, and argue that the American Civil War was a civil war, and hence a speech pertaining to it was not a foreign policy speech, but I won't. Especially since you could reply that Henry spoke over a year before July 4, 1776, and that the Revolution was still a civil war. Flip a coin.

I was tempted to claim that this was the best foreign policy speech ever, but then I remembered that Bill made it up, and that Hank never actually said it.