...busting up my brains for the words

Monday, December 19, 2005

W's speech to nation

As the president's supporting critics have been urging repeatedly these past months, he must continually tell the American people why we are in Iraq and why we must win. He did that last night from the Oval Office. A quick survey of blogs in support of the president give him good marks for a good speech. As has been noted, the speech really didn't say anything new for anyone who is familiar with the issue.

But the hostile msm we see operating in this country today has been projecting a distorted picture. I'm flabbergasted to come to grips with this, but there are actually millions of Americans who might very well believe that Iraq is a quagmire, that the Army is broke, that our military is terrorizing nauseam. So the president must tell the people what's really happening. Our so called "Fourth Branch of Government", the main stream media, is the one that's broke, not the Army.

Instapundit points out something I hadn't noticed:

He repeatedly talked about "my decision to invade Iraq," even though, of course, it was also Congress's decision. He made very clear that, ultimately, this was his war, and the decisions were his. Why did he do that? Because he thinks we're winning, and he wants credit.

This sounds true to me. After all the pummelling W has taken for making that tough decision, he darned well better get credit for making the right call as Iraq proves successful. I won't be holding my breath for that credit to be given to him tomorrow. But I full well expect history to get it right, but I hope he's recognized for his brave decision by the time he's retired from the White House. After all, the BHS barking moonbats and the Democrats are a very stubborn lot. And as we've already seen, the msm has dug their trenches and show no signs of admitting that their view is dead wrong.


  • At 10:19 AM, Blogger hammerswing75 said…

    History will prove him right and the MSM will cozy up to him at his funeral.

  • At 11:01 AM, Blogger pinkmonkeybird said…

    Isn't that what happened for the Gipper?

    I certainly hope W lives a very long and healthy life. And I hope that the msm will find a way to cozy up to him before the sad day of his funeral. After all, there are some extremely harsh and important lessons for the msm to learn about how ineptly they perform their jobs. And the sooner they cozy up to this great president, the better...for their sakes as well as their reading public which they supposedly serve.

    We live in accelerated times. I think it's possible for the msm to gain an accelerated education.


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