Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The reviews are in!

"It took President Bush a long time to break his summer vacation and acknowledge the pain that the families of fallen soldiers are feeling as the death toll in Iraq continues to climb. When he did, in a speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Utah this week, he said exactly the wrong thing." NYT

"Bush again conflated Al Qaeda and Iraq, neglecting to note that Al Qaeda put down roots in Iraq only after the invasion or that Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with 9/11 or Osama bin Laden." LAT

"Imposing democracy at gunpoint in Iraq is looking more and more like a fool's errand." Salt Lake Tribune

So tonight, our "president" will take another break from his vacation and attempt to give another speech safely within red state territory to a military audience. Will he "stay the course" and invoke 9/11 repeatedly despite the fact that nobody is buying it anymore, or will he try something a little different this time? Exploiting 9/11 has worked for him in the past, and with the upcoming 4th anniversary and Donald Rumsfeld's plans for a huge Washington celebration, I would guess that we'll be hearing quite a bit about 9/11 in the upcoming weeks.


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