Thursday, January 11, 2007

Bush Speech Roundup

Kevin Drum makes some interesting points (and asks a pertinent question) regarding the speech last night.

Howard Fineman talks a little about the presentation:
George W. Bush spoke with all the confidence of a perp in a police lineup. I first interviewed the guy in 1987 and began covering his political rise in 1993, and I have never seen him, in public or private, look less convincing, less sure of himself, less cocky. With his knitted brow and stricken features, he looked, well, scared. Not surprising since what he was doing in the White House library was announcing the escalation of an unpopular war. (via Josh Marshall)
Who is for this surge? The military is not. The Iraqis are not. The Democrats are not. Many Republicans are not. The public is not. Even the intellectual fathers of the surge idea consider the scope of this one insufficient and likely to fail. Are we down to just Laura and Barney yet?

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