Survival guide for TONIGHT's speech
June 28, 2005
Before you grab that pint of gin & tonic and sit down to Bush's speech tonight, arm yourself with these morsels from around the web:
- Iraq vet Paul Rieckhoff warns:
"Mr. President, we donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t need to be told that the insurgents intend to shake our will, because weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve... watched our friends sent home, changed forever. We donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t need to be told that your administration is committed to taking care of the Troops, because weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve already gotten the bill you sent us for the meals we ate while recovering at Walter Reed."
- Stephen Pizzo writes his own satirical Bush speech:
"I ordered the military to go after the evildoers in Afghanistan and liberated that country from their grasp. It was so easy, and so popular. I hadnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t felt more capable or in control since my cocaine snorting days. My old smirk was back, my fake bow legged cowboy stroll returned, I was backslapping and getting backslapped like the good old days."
- Read an excerpt of the speech at Capitol Buzz:
"Amid all this violence, I know Americans ask the question: Is the sacrifice worth it? It is worth it, and it is vital to the future security of our country. And tonight I will explain the reasons why."
- John Kerry proposes the speech Bush ought to give:
"The president must also announce immediately that the United States will not have a permanent military presence in Iraq. Erasing suspicions that the occupation is indefinite is critical to eroding support for the insurgency."
- And Mike Surrusco asks some questions on Iraq he'd like answered in tonight's speech:
"What is the administration doing about the continuous allegations about the waste, fraud and abuse in Iraq, especially with regard to Halliburton?"(Assorted)