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Last updated on March 5th, 2018 at 01:45 pm

Possibly inspired by Norman Podhoretz, George W. Bush corrects the record on his government’s path to war (video here). Reaction to InstaPundit’s praise for Bush’s (long overdue) speech is interesting.

Posted by Tim B. on 11/12/2005 at 01:04 PM
    1. It’s about time.

      Posted by Quidnunc Savant on 2005 11 12 at 02:15 PM • permalink


    1. I think you mean this post for the interesting reactions, Tim?

      Posted by PW on 2005 11 12 at 02:23 PM • permalink


    1. I’m happy to see it, but I have to go with the doubters:  the speech means nothing if Bush doesn’t stick to his guns and hammer this message home the way the Democrats have done with their revisionism.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2005 11 12 at 02:51 PM • permalink


    1. Sad to say that the MSM totally is ignoring the parts of the speech where Bush names the enemy as Islamist. Lists places which have been attacked by them around the world. Quotes from Bin Laden and Zahawiri a bout the weakness of the US and the West. He lays out their long term plan to take over countries and reestablish the caliphate. None of this seems to have made the press.

      Posted by TedM on 2005 11 12 at 03:29 PM • permalink


    1. And 3 hours later I finally notice that “is interesting” is made up of two links, not just one. Sheesh. Ignore #2, of course.

      Posted by PW on 2005 11 12 at 06:06 PM • permalink


    1. Bush needs some help from his own party.

      The dems have Dean, Kerry, Boxer, Pelosi, Kennedy, Reid, Durbin, Rangel, Leahy etc. etc. 24/7. Along with Matthews, Schieffer, Krugman, Dowd, Rich, Herbert, Fineman, Moore, Gore, and Slick, etc. etc. All day, every day.

      Posted by Abu Qa’Qa on 2005 11 12 at 09:29 PM • permalink


    1. But, but Fox News!

      Posted by Some0Seppo on 2005 11 12 at 10:45 PM • permalink


    1. It has always been a mystery, quite maddening to the base, as to why the President has been so slow in defending his policies. For example, the odious Joseph Wilson should have been rebutted immediately (and I mean “rebutted” in two ways: “refuted” and “in need of a new gluteous maximus due to having the original one ripped off by a justifiably angry president”). Better late than never, but, as RebeccaH says, Bush is going to have to stay on the offensive. One can never assume that the truth will carry the day simply because it IS the truth (look how close Mapes and Rather came to pulling off the biggest journalistic fraud in decades).

      Posted by paco on 2005 11 12 at 11:19 PM • permalink


    1. paco

      You’re lucky in the US. There you have a more robust, articulate conservative culture.  In Australia, the left commentariat with its squadrons of bureaucrats, journos, academics and teachers still rule the roost.  The two national broadcasting organisations are taxpayer funded far left megaphones and “progressives” impose a PC censorship over the whole culture which is stifling.

      Those who challenge the status quo are ostracised socially, treated with contempt intellectually and sometimes called before the law.  Many years of right of centre government under John Howard have weakened their hold only a little. There are few eloquent, media-savvy conservatives and those we hear from at all are tolerated as tokens, often called on as ‘guest enemies’, then henpecked by greater numbers of their opponents.

      The true champions of the right at the moment in Australia are the Australian people themselves whose common sense and balanced pragmatism has time after time come to the country’s rescue.  Politically, the right is in control; culturally the situation is as bad as ever.

      Posted by Inurbanus on 2005 11 13 at 07:31 AM • permalink


    1. paco, seems Bush will not waver, will not tire, will not falter, and will not

      Posted by Some0Seppo on 2005 11 13 at 01:42 PM • permalink


    1. #10: Great link, SomeOSeppo! Glad to see Bush whomping up on Senator Pilsbury Doughboy.

      #9: Could be, Inurbanus. But your second paragraph could easily apply to much of academia in the U.S. (which, in the long run, could pose more of a risk to freedom than the MSM). Check out for frequent horror stories about the totalitarian impulses of certain university ideologues.

      Posted by paco on 2005 11 13 at 02:11 PM • permalink


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