Tuesday, September 12, 2006

I Told You The President Was Going To Use Nine Eleven As A Political Lever

When the Press Secretary suggested on Monday during his press gaggle that the President's address to the people on an otherwise "wordless day" was not going to be political, you would be right to suggest he was lying. I hate to say it, but I told you so.

Look, for yourself:
On this solemn anniversary, we rededicate ourselves to this cause. Our nation has endured trials, and we face a difficult road ahead. Winning this war will require the determined efforts of a unified country, and we must put aside our differences and work together to meet the test that history has given us. We will defeat our enemies. We will protect our people. And we will lead the 21st century into a shining age of human liberty.
The bulk of the President's address to the people yesterday was riddled with political references and commentary. I won't subject you to a complete dissection of the whole speech, but just by the above slice you can tell for yourself that it was most certainly a political speech.

Should we say shame on Tony the Snow Job for lying to us? Or should we say shame on the President for using the auspicious date to stroke the Nine Eleven Monkey to one more political climax?

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