The Puppetmaster is letting one of the youngsters out with training wheels, a Bushbot named Paul Messino. The first four letters of his last name tell the whole story. I mean really. Who else but a Puppet could write something like this . . .
One of the finest examples of Bush's optimism is in his 2005 State of the Union Address, particularly his sections on terrorism. Bush declared of the War on Terror that:
Our aim is to build and preserve a community of free and independent nations, with governments that answer to their citizens and reflect their own cultures. And because democracies respect their own people and their neighbors, the advances of freedom will lead to peace.
In essence, if we work to foster democracies (actually, democratic republics), which by nature inevitably engage in trade (globalization), peace between nations would become second nature. In Kantian terms, globalization is one component of a democratic, world peace.
Did you actually say "Kantian," Charlie McCarthy? As in a hundred thousand innocent people killed. As in a trillion-fucking-dollar price tag. Institutionalized torture. Record deficit spending. Moral high ground destroyed. A criminal war of aggression. A 70% disapproval rating. Incompetence on every front. A divided nation.
That's what the Puppet Show means by optimism?
Here's a tip, Mr. Mess. Whoever's giving you these talking points . . . you might want to push back a little. They're making you look like an idiot.