June 28, 2005
Mini-Review: Bush Speech
Posted by Bill
The speech was Bush's most cogent articulation of the strategy, difficulties and stakes in Iraq to date; the use of bin Laden's assessment of the importance of the conflict was particularly effective. The only thing that could have enhanced its political impact would have been a direct, personal appeal to the American people, above and beyond the declaration of resolve. That aside, certainly one of Bush's best speeches - clear and relatively substantial.
UPDATE: Captain Ed makes a very good point during his liveblog:
I wish he had given more specifics about the reconstruction -- as Beam suggests in the comments, how many schools we've rebuilt, how much electricity restored, and so on. He had an opportunity to talk above the heads of the media filters here, and it's a shame he missed it.
Posted by Bill at June 28, 2005 08:35 PM | TrackBack (0)
Too much subtly re the Mainsewer Insurgent Media's contribution to the negative view that's been polled.
"chaos for the cameras" was a good line but could have been better developed without sending them balistic.
"sublety" Sorry, wish I could type.
"subtlety" Still can't type. I need another glass of wine.