Friday, September 14, 2007

some reactions to the preznit's speech

Fred Kaplan: President Bush's TV address tonight was the worst speech he's ever given on the war in Iraq, and that's saying a lot. Every premise, every proposal, nearly every substantive point was sheer fiction. The only question is whether he was being deceptive or delusional.

NYT Editorial: ...his only real plan is to confuse enough Americans and cow enough members of Congress to let him muddle along and saddle his successor with this war that should never have been started.

McClatchy Commentary by Joseph L Galloway: Well, now we’ve heard from General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker and President George W. Bush, and it appears that the Surge has succeeded — succeeded in guaranteeing that the Iraq War will drag on for the last 16 months of the Bush presidency at a cost of another 1,600 American dead and $13 billion a month.

TBogg: It's a shame that he was unable to reference Red Dawn in the speech. An occasional cry of "Wolverines!" would have really punched it up...

Booman Tribune's Steven D: In short, utter bullshit.

On a related note - Informed Comment: The Bush adminstration has presented a lot of statistics on Iraq this week. Aljazeera English presents some others.

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