Bush Defends Iraq Policy
"Iraq is the latest battlefield in this war. Many terrorists who kill innocent men, women, and children on the streets of Baghdad are followers of the same murderous ideology that took the lives of our citizens in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania. There is only one course of action against them: to defeat them abroad before they attack us at home," he said.
As part of the PR campaign, Bush encouraged Americans to show their support for the military by flying the flag on the Fourth of July, sending letters to military members and helping military families. He also announced a new Department of Defense Web site: AmericaSupportsYou.mil.
Democrats encouraged "Americans" or "Whatever culture you consider yourself," to show their support by burning a flag or writing preemtive surrender treaties.
"He spoke with confidence and an unwavering resolve to stay the course and to achieve the goals on which we've set out," Warner said, adding that it's essential for the Iraqis to stay on a timeline in developing a constitution and holding elections.
The president outlined a very simple plan: we win, the terrorists lose. He said that America is exceptional, courageous, and willing to take on the hard work. The Iraqi army and police received praise for their courage and commitment to defend their country. The president said that we won't give up, gave examples of the progress that has been made and laid out the steps for the future.
This is in total contradistinction to the democrats plan: unilateral surrender to the terrorists, admit that America is chickenshit and squeamish at the sight of blood, and treat the courageous Iraqi soldiers as a joke.
NBC had Nancy Pelosi (who, as always, looked like she participates in the needle exchange programs that she is so fond of) with her rebuttal which can be summed up like this: Bush is a liar.
The Dems have been hoping for us to lose every war since their glory days in Vietnam. They insisted that we couldn't win the Cold War, (we should do unilateral arms reductions) media outlets like the NY Times were calling Afghanistan a "quagmire" just two weeks in, (that was right on the mark) and you and they are just hoping against hope that a ragtag bunch of wackos will beat us by blowing up civilians in crowded marketplaces. Let me say this clearly: Liberals hate America.
Transcript: Bush Speech on Iraq