So I had questions about my previous post concerning my wish that President Bush speak up a little more and at least attempt to “lead” those of us who still support him. My questioner said he had just given 2 speeches, didn’t I like them?
Well – I hadn’t even really heard much of them. So I got onto Whitehouse.gov and read the Tipp City speech.
“yadda, yadda, Saddam was evil, yadda, people want liberty, yadda, not surprised the Iraqis braved…yadda, yadda.”
I got onto the Washington Post siteregarding the speech to see what I had missed there. Not much. The article is basically about the Reid statement concerning us having “lost” the war.
So then onto the 2nd speech. This one in East Grand Rapids. And what do you know, he did give a decent speech. At a frigging high school in East Grand Rapids to the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan. Uh, Who??
Here is the Washington Post rundown. Including
The president delved deeper into details of his Iraq strategy than he usually does in such appearances, using the monitors to illustrate troop movements and to show photographs conveying the horror of the violence in Iraq. He promised more detailed reports on Iraq during speeches in coming weeks.
“The nature of a strategy aimed at securing the population is that the most important gains are often the least dramatic,” he said. “Day by day, block by block, Iraqi and American forces are making incremental gains in Baghdad.”
And he promised more speeches in days to come.
BTW I’m sure it is too far above your pay grade, but our war leaders are really letting us down by not getting more news and views of the troops out.
War is 3/4s morale. The DOD and the President are letting the home front down.
The message is simple:
There is a democratically elected government in Iraq under attack by the disgruntled, by Nazi emulating Baathists, and by external forces. This Iraqi government may fall at the next election. We will not let it fall to violence.
(power and control is now added to the blogroll by the way)
Go ahead Mr. President. Speak to us! Share what you can and be honest and yourself about it!
Said questioner above, just sent me this link to Charlie Rose interview with President Bush today. Keep it coming sir!