Man, today really seems to be a banner day for the benefit of the world as a whole. President Bush announced this morning that the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands will now for a National Monument. It's bigger than any other nat'l monument and it's the most intact marine region within US jurisdiction.
Let's leave aside my thoughts on W and his term so far, but I've gotta say that our president has given the world a huge gift here but designating this area as a national monument. In the grand scheme, the war and everything else W stands for may nullify the good things Bush as done, but let's give W a hand for doing this.
President Clinton previous called this same area an ecosystem reserve, but the nat'l monument status guarantees permanent funding to maintain the reserve and it's very hard to change in the future.
Yes, another huge win for the world. Take a second and smile.