Veterans Day Speech '05
This is another speech that most Americans won't hear. They will see summaries, clips, and interpretations if they pay any attention at all. I am looking at the headlines and summaries as I write these words. The headlines read:
Bush makes defiant war speech; 5 more US soldiers dead
Bush forcefully attacks critics of the war in Iraq
Most of the headlines follow that pattern. So that is the story, right? Bush attacks war critics. Well, yes, he did do that, but there is much more in that speech.
Some will continue to argue that Bush has never made the case, or doesn't have a plan. But he does make the case, quite clearly and he outlines the strategy. It doesn't matter. President Bush could give this speech every day for the next six months and it wouldn't change anything. It is a shame.