The staff wrangles with the State Department over language in the inaugural address; a genocidal war breaks out in Kuhndu, and Bartlet weighs his options as Will pushes for American military involvement based on Bartlet's statements in the past; the Chief Justice's increased propensity for writing opinions in verse causes concern about his competence; Bartlet keeps Charlie busy on the hunt for the perfect Bible for the inauguration; Donna becomes upset when Jack is transferred out of the White House and reassigned to Italy after getting caught in a squeeze play between the Oval Office and the Pentagon. Written by
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The Equatorial Kundu story line and its atrocities are based on several real life African civil wars, notably Rwanda (1990-1994), Sierra Leone (1991-2002) and Mozambique (1977-1992). See more
When President Bartlet is practicing his speech in the beginning, you can see the teleprompter has the phrase "CLEAR AND VITAL INTERESTS WE ARE ABLIGED TO TAKE DIFFERENT." "Abliged" is not an actual word. It should be "obliged." See more
You and Leo McGarry and Josh are his senior counselors. And it's not like he doesn't already want to go there.
This language proposes a new doctrine for the use of force. That we use force whenever we see an injustice we want to correct. Like Mother Teresa with first strike capabilities.
Written by Jill Sobule
and Robin Eaton
Performed by Jill Sobule See more