January 23, 2007

Crittenden for White House Speech Writer

At Pajamas Media, Jules Crittenden delivers the State of the Union Address that President Bush should make tonight.

A taste:

I will engage evil directly where I find it, in Iraq and in Iran. With an aggressive and ruthless new strategy and a plan to build our army as we should have a long time ago, I will show the American people that we can fight and we can win. I expect that the American people, though misled by their press and many of their elected representatives, will see results and will get it. Because the American people are a people who in the end don't give up, don't stop fighting, refuse to lose, and will choose to win. I have faith in them.

Oh, there's another one of those words you don't like.

Granted, Bush won't make this speech, but he should have, and long ago...

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 23, 2007 09:58 AM | TrackBack

George Bush no longer has the support of the American people.
The 1/3 of the people who say they support him is a soft number. If Americans really did believe in the clash of civilizations etc then they would be lining up to enlist.
Have you seen any lines outside recruiting stations ?
What sacrifices are you willing to pay in the WOT ? Higher taxes ?

Posted by: John Ryan at January 23, 2007 11:22 AM

John, You might want to take a look at the built-in bias in the poll results before assuming you've just written anything remotely factual.

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As for the recruiting lines, you might want to check out the facts concerning recruitment and volunteer returns to Iraq. My own son has been there 4 times, all as a volunteer. He's simply one of many.

As for sacrifices in the WOT and taxes, give me taxes and more. Death and submission to Islam are not, for me, viable alternatives. If you fail to grasp the importance of winning in Iraq, no amount of convincing on anyone's part is going to change your mind. Unfortunately, that will come experientially, should we fail in Iraq.

Posted by: Richard at January 23, 2007 03:29 PM

It's not the speech itself, but rather actually _doing_ or in many cases, even _attempting_, the actions and policies described. Switch grass, anyone?

Posted by: legion at January 23, 2007 05:17 PM