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Monday, December 19, 2005

Well, We Asked For Mr. Bush to Get Out Front on Iraq

Last night a speech from the Oval Office, after multiple speeches since 11/11. Now a press conference, beginning at 9:30 AM. Not quite a political version of Shock and Awe, but close, very close.
Update: 10:30 AM CST
A dozen times Democrats in Congress were consulted on the Detect and Intercept program. Twelve times! And not a peep from them until The New York Times dropped the story in front of us on the day The Patriot Act went down in defeat.

As the President said, I want the Senators from New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles to go home and tell those people why they are safer with the Patriot Act no longer in effect. Go tell the folks in the World Trade Towers why they're safer now...oh wait. Guess the Senators can't do that last one, now can they?

Update II 5:00 PM CST
If you'd like to see the President's press conference, go here.
And, for the President's speech last night, go here.

Great, great stuff. And its about time too.
My favorite part of last night's speech was this:
I also want to speak to those of you who did not support my decision to send troops to Iraq: I have heard your disagreement, and I know how deeply it is felt. Yet now there are only two options before our country -- victory or defeat. And the need for victory is larger than any president or political party, because the security of our people is in the balance. I don't expect you to support everything I do, but tonight I have a request: Do not give in to despair, and do not give up on this fight for freedom.
So far, no one from the Defeatocrat party or their willing allies in the MSM appear to have heard that last paragraph. Maybe they heard this one, from his news conference this morning:
The terrorists want to strike America again, and they hope to inflict even greater damage than they did on September the 11th. Congress has a responsibility to give our law enforcement and intelligence officials the tools they need to protect the American people. The senators who are filibustering the Patriot Act must stop their delaying tactics, and the Senate must vote to reauthorize the Patriot Act. In the war on terror, we cannot afford to be without this law for a single moment.
Probably not. Guess its time for the President to turn up the volume yet again. Looks like he's about to.

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