The Bush War is a year old, and I think it is instructive to look at that speech he gave a year ago. Perhaps comparing it to the speech he is giving today woudl be nice, as well. Last year's speech on the first day of the war is here: A pretty good speech, actually. . .
It was indeed a rousing and patriotic speech, but this paragrah certainly would give pause when read today:
Reluctantly? Paul O'Neill's book sure casts doubt on that. But what I notice here s that on the very day American troops are comitted to battle, from which 500 and more will not return, Mr. Bush uses the excuse of WMD as his most prominent one. Would that all those dead and injured soldiers could read this speech today and see that they were sent into harm's way for false reasons.
God Bless our soldiers. Pray that they get a new Commander in Chief.