This much I did hear:
"Iraq is the front in the war on terror. The enemy has made it so. " Actually, the United States opened the borders to foreign terrorists when we invaded Iraq. Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden were enemies.
"I saw a threat in Iraq. " Hans Blix reported a month before the invasion that: "We have conducted more than 400 inspections covering more than 300 sites ... " In a previous report, Blix said that access was provided to all sites.
"We value human life whether it be abroad or here at home. " Just ask the victims of Katrina how much they 're valued. And ask the survivors of our attacks on houses where our intelligence has indicated terrorist presence in Iraq. Talk with the women of Iraq who have seen their children bloodied by our weapons. If Bush valued human life, he'd have chosen peace. No Child Left Behind wouldn 't be a failure. All of us would have health care. And the gap between the rich and poor wouldn 't be growing.
"My biggest job is to protect the American people. " We have only to look at the mayhem during and after Katrina to disprove this assertion. Plus, we know the findings of the 9/11 Commission that gave the administration so many failing grades on security. Our borders are porous and our ports are vulnerable.
"September 11. I 've never forgotten that day. " But he 's forgotten Osama. And he continues to stroke the Saudis. Remember that most of the hijackers came from Saudi Arabia. Not one was from Iraq.
I really don 't need to go on. We 've heard all this before. Nothing new. Yawn. Surely, this speech won 't bolster support for a war that even William Buckley is calling a failure.
What I do need to write is this: I 'm sorry. This article is a yawner. Bush has said all this time and again. And I 've written the same rebuttals to his worn out pronouncements before. Yawn.
I'm awake! I've just been told that L. "Scooter" Libby has revealed that George Bush authorized the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame.
Gold Star Families for Peace are demanding the resignations of George Bush, Dick Cheney, and every person in the administration whose lies resulted in the unnecessary deaths of our loved ones.