At the risk of offending my Singaporean friends, and
even the government, I wanted to highlight what I like
least about this country. The political structure
here is an odd mix of the Bush family and the Chinese
Communist Party. This odd duo has produced a
psuedo-authoritarian environment where basic civil
liberties are tightly controlled. In one
jarring example of the lack of freedom of thought, there
is Speakers' Corner.
""Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and
so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our
people, and neither do we."
"I want to thank the astronauts who are with us,
the courageous spacial entrepreneurs who set such a wonderful example for the
young of our country."
"Had we to do it over again, we would look at the
consequences of catastrophic success, being so successful so fast that an enemy
that should have surrendered or been done in escaped and lived to fight another