The President's Speech

I'm listening to the president deliver an excellent speech on the war on terror. Presenting his case, reminding us of the nature of the enemy and highlighting the accomplishments of the war thus far.

I have only one question off the top of my head: why hasn't he been doing this all along?

I believe that if the President gave similar speeches periodically throughout this war, the national and international conversation would be very different than what it is today.

More later.


At 10/06/2005 03:38:00 PM, Blogger Poison Pero said...

Very good speech, and he should give one every week.

Am I the only one (or Phoenix the only market) who saw NBC (local channel 12) turn off the speech after 5 minutes? --> These pompous SOB's decided America was better off watching Katie Couric!!!

This is sick.

Needless to say, I asked my wife 'why in the Hell did she have it on NBC in the first place?'........Then proceded to flip the channel.

They must be hurting bad on this years Goebbels Award Nominations, and figures this was a good way to garner a few extra votes.

At 10/06/2005 05:27:00 PM, Blogger Pelty said...

Not having the opportunity to hear the speech, did Bush address the larger War on Terror or simply the conflict in Iraq? I think few conservatives would dispute that there is a necessity to keep up the pressure on terrorists worldwide and, especially, their domestic cells; it is very unclear, given the dearth of WMDs, how Iraq fits into this equation. All the Iraq war is doing is providing a context in which young radicals can easily access and kill Americans. Attempting the "Democratic flip" in Iraq demonstrates a fundamental lack of understanding of the politics, of religious and ethnic divisions, and of the psyche of the Iraqi people. Bush was (willingly) led down the primrose path by his advisors and now thousands of soldiers and families are paying the price.

At 10/06/2005 08:52:00 PM, Anonymous aj4runner said...

poison pero,

I do not get too upset when local stations switch coverage unless it's a state of the union address, major address to the nation in primetime, etc. If folks by these days do not know of Fox News, CNN, MSNBC (and C-SPAN) then what can you say...???

As Lores points about President Bush being out front on letting folks know about the excellent job that our outstanding men and women of the US military ar doing 24/7 in Iraq, Afghanistan and other places around the world hads been a real short shortcoming for his adminstration so far. If it wasn't for Fox News, talk radio and the blogosphere no one would know the real story of the their everyday successes.

At 10/06/2005 09:57:00 PM, Anonymous aj4runner said...

Lores, have some great news! Ping me later tonight... excellent posting today!

At 10/06/2005 11:43:00 PM, Blogger Poison Pero said...

I'm not surprised AJ......I'm just disgusted.

You know that when President Mackenzie Allen gives a speech every news outlet in the entire world tunes in to her for the entirety of her speech.

Ooooooops!! I forgot, that's not real. It's just this side of "Cartoonland".

At 10/07/2005 02:14:00 AM, Blogger Mark said...

I don't know, Lores, I think the Libs will never be happy. If he made these kinds of speeches all along, they would still find things to complain about.

"Some folks would complain if they was hung with a new rope", as my grandfather used to say.

At 10/07/2005 06:01:00 AM, Anonymous aj4runner said...


That's exactly correct and why conservatives and Republicans have to move forward with the agenda we elected them on with total disregard of what the folks who are liberal in the media think about it. Sometimes, maybe even more times than not, it appears the Republicans in the House and the Senate, and President Bush support and vote for legislation based on a desire to be liked and accepted by the media. It's never ever ever going to happen ever. The new media has your back Republicans and conservatives. Go forth with confidence and get to the job of lowering taxes, being fiscal responsible and stopping illegal immigration, nominating original intent well qualified judges, etc., etc., etc.

At 10/07/2005 08:08:00 AM, Blogger Lores Rizkalla said...

mark, i agree that liberals will never be happy. however, i do believe that more frequent speeches like this one would make for much less traction both at home and abroad.


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