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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Evening Edition: Fort Bragg Reactions

He didn't take my advice, but otherwise President Bush's speech was perfect.

Whether or not his critics will acknowledge it, Bush addressed a number of their concerns. He drew a straight line from the War on Terror to Iraq (using OBL's own words no less), he set strategic milestones (a constitution, a new election, and a self-sufficient Iraqi military), and he rebutted the argument that our progress in Iraq has stopped (continued development of both infrastructure and the Iraqi government).

The Left will be out in force tomorrow to reiterate all the talking points that were just torn to shreds. I'll save my energy for that.

6 Comments:

Anonymous MCH said...

These paragraphs from MSNBC.com coverage of the speech get to the heart of it. In a word: weak. Wonder how many times Dubya said "progress" too? Just because you repeat something ad nauseum does not make it true. Unless of course he meant filling thousands of graves, driving up oil prices, and draining billions of dollars from the U.S. economy ... we're making great progress there.

Bush mentioned the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks five times during his address, prompting some Democrats to accuse him of falsely reviving the link that he originally used to help justify launching strikes against Baghdad.

“The president’s frequent references to the terrorist attacks of September 11 show the weakness of his arguments,” House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said. “He is willing to exploit the sacred ground of 9/11, knowing that there is no connection between 9/11 and the war in Iraq.”

6/29/2005 04:36:00 AM  
Blogger Nedhead said...

People actually wasted their time listening to his speech? I was out front watering the lawn. Only so much BS I can handle in one day.

6/29/2005 05:40:00 AM  
Anonymous MCH said...

P.S. I'm not saying we should leave Iraq now. That would be foolish in the extreme and make a mockery of all lives sacrificed.

What I'm saying is that going to war in the first place was a big mistake. It had ZERO to do with terrorism, and it frosts my onions that Dubya keeps trying to create a link that does not exist.

But now that we've created this mess, it's our job to fix it.

6/29/2005 05:43:00 AM  
Blogger Nedhead said...

mch, I agree. We must follow this through, as a team. But I think the clowns who got us in this mess should be properly punished. Whatever that may be.

6/29/2005 07:50:00 AM  
Blogger Crackpot Press said...

HEy Brash you were right (re: yesterday's post) . Not a word about Afghanastan or Bin Ladin...

Why does Bush keep calling the Iraqi's terrorists? I mean it's not like all of Al-Qaida packed up their bags and moved to Iraq?

We are fighting the people loyal to Sadaam. So in effect, we are in a civil war.

6/29/2005 08:50:00 AM  
Blogger Brash Limburg said...

Crackpot, Ned, and mch. We'll continue this discussion in today's post.

6/29/2005 09:10:00 AM  

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