November 11, 2005

Bush Calls Democrats On Iraq War Lies

The President is mad ans hell, and he's not going to take it anymore.

While it's perfectly legitimate to criticize my decision or the conduct of the war, it is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history of how that war began. (Applause.) Some Democrats and anti-war critics are now claiming we manipulated the intelligence and misled the American people about why we went to war. These critics are fully aware that a bipartisan Senate investigation found no evidence of political pressure to change the intelligence community's judgments related to Iraq's weapons programs.

They also know that intelligence agencies from around the world agreed with our assessment of Saddam Hussein. They know the United Nations passed more than a dozen resolutions citing his development and possession of weapons of mass destruction. And many of these critics supported my opponent during the last election, who explained his position to support the resolution in the Congress this way: "When I vote to give the President of the United States the authority to use force, if necessary, to disarm Saddam Hussein, it is because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a threat, and a grave threat, to our security." That's why more than a hundred Democrats in the House and the Senate -- who had access to the same intelligence -- voted to support removing Saddam Hussein from power. (Applause.)

The stakes in the global war on terror are too high, and the national interest is too important, for politicians to throw out false charges. (Applause.) These baseless attacks send the wrong signal to our troops and to an enemy that is questioning America's will. As our troops fight a ruthless enemy determined to destroy our way of life, they deserve to know that their elected leaders who voted to send them to war continue to stand behind them. (Applause.) Our troops deserve to know that this support will remain firm when the going gets tough. (Applause.) And our troops deserve to know that whatever our differences in Washington, our will is strong, our nation is united, and we will settle for nothing less than victory.

You can access the full text of the speech here.

The Democrats long ago grasped the concept that a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth. They may yet discover that a "truth" manufactured in such a fashion quickly comes undone when exposed to the light of day.

The NY Times actually appears to have played this one down the middle.

Glenn Reynolds, Jeff Goldstein, and Gateway Pundit have more, though Scott Ott might have the most accurate comment on the day's speech yet.

Update: George W. Bush's speech today scared Ted Kennedy so bad that his hands quite shaking.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 11, 2005 02:42 PM | TrackBack

It's about d#*n time!!!

Posted by: Old Soldier at November 11, 2005 04:47 PM

Even if lies are continuously repeated and passed off as truth although false. Ultimately,
truth will prevail. Here is a poem I wrote on that subject.

More valuable than the most precious gem,
You are sought after by millions,
And are claimed exclusively by other millions.

Protected by authorities and organizations,
You are a riddle more perplexing,
Than the existence of the stars.

The darkest shroud of deceit and secrecy,
Cannot long conceal you.

You are Truth,
And shall prevail against all adversity.

Posted by: docdave at November 11, 2005 07:27 PM