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Thursday, October 06, 2005

Question...

How many times is Bush going to give the same speach? I don't know if you all caught his speach this morning. It was supposed to be one of his speaches where he goes into "great detail" on the operation in Iraq, and instead it turned into one of his usual talk for "twenty mintutes don't say shit" speaches. You could have played this mornings speach 4 years ago and nearly the all the information would have been relevant.

A few things that I noticed about the speech:

- Fours years later, he still refers to 9/11 numerous to justify his actions. Can someone remind me again what the Iraq war has to do with 9/11.

- He said "the United States will not distinguish between the terrorists, and the countries that harbor them." Now, he said this exact thing in one of his first speaches after 9/11. Correct me if I am wrong, but weren't alot of the terrorists involved 9/11 from Saudi Arabia? Also, there are terrorists found in all corners of the world, and it would seem that we are only focusing on Iraq and to some extent Afghanistan. Don't get me wrong, I know that we can't spread ourselves to thin working around the globe, but at least stop strutting around like we are taking such huge actions to punish other terrorist-harboring countries when we are very clearly letting certain countries have a pass.

- He always says that people who are against the war want the US to pull out of Iraq, and then goes into length about having to "stay the course" and "remain steadfast in determination." To me this is a cop out. It is obvious that we can't just pull out, but by taking it to the extreme and defending the reasons we have to stay there he avoids having to actually give any details about how the US ever plans to leave. Besides, not everyone who is against the war wants a complete pull out, many just want some truth about the situation and a tiny piece of hope that the man in charge actually has a plan.

- Lastly, Bush had a couple of mentions of religious persecution as a reason to fight the "war on terror". It seems funny to me that a man who makes a mjority of his decisions based on Christianity, with no regard for a country comprised of people with suposed multi-religous backgrounds can point fingers at religious persecutors.

Well, that's all I have for now. Just please remember, like Bush always says: "Being president is hard work", "The world is a safer place with Saddam Huesein behind bars" , "We must have resolve" , and "We will win the war on terror." "God bless."

Don't mess with Texas!

Comments:
George Bush is one of the worst communicators of defining/giving reason for an agenda in the history of the world. I think this is a HUGE reason his approval ratings are so low, because he A) does not define what he is trying to do, just basically says "trust me," and B) he doesn't come out and defend himself very often. For WHATEVER reason, whenever he is attacked by opponents, he just ignores it. Granted, that is a good quality when dealing with bullies in the schoolyard, I suppose, but not when you're the leader of the most powerful country in the world and the media will run said critisims on a loop, until another critism hits. I stopped trying to figure it out about six months ago.

While I do understand your complaint of him saying similar things in seemingly every speech, there is a reason for it. The administration is trying very hard to drum up much needed support in Iraq. I realize that it all kind of sounds the same, but he kind of has to do it.
 
He made his bed now he can sleep in it. Along with Napa I am sikc of the black and white, good vs. evil shit. Do you know why Iraq is the most important spot in the war on terror, because WE made it the most important spot.
 
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