The Times on Bush’s speech
Here’s a once-in-a lifetime event: I agree with almost every word of today’s New York Times editorial about President Bush’s speech on Iraq. Below is a sample. I especially like the line about Americans not needing to be convinced of Bush’s commitment to his idealized version of the war:
It has been obvious for months that Americans don’t believe the war is going just fine, and they needed to hear that President Bush gets that. They wanted to see that he had learned from his mistakes and adjusted his course, and that he had a measurable and realistic plan for making Iraq safe enough to withdraw United States troops. Americans didn’t need to be convinced of Mr. Bush’s commitment to his idealized version of the war. They needed to be reassured that he recognized the reality of the war.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 01, 2005 08:32 AM | Send