This began as a long post I wrote about the irony in Bush using “freedom” as the theme of his inaugural address and how, in reality, it’s just part of his continued hijacking of that term, 9/11 and “values”. You are spared my discourse because before posting it I saw this post of Juan Cole’s. He says it far better than I.
Regarding the inaugural address itself, there’s an interesting analysis at The Revealer. Other worthwhile commentary includes Liberal Oasis, David Corn (via Dakota Today), and Axis of Logic. Finally, I was struck by the strident tone of a Pravda editorial headlined, “We don’t want your freedom.”