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The full text of Bush's speech, so you don't have to watch a criminal during family hour

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Okay, I read the speech. Bush feels that every American who is concerned about the course of the war is a Democrat who is simply after partisan gain. There are no Americans who are sincerely troubled by what is going on in Iraq and Washington, and certainly the only people concerned are Democrats, all 60%+ of them:

Defeatism may have its partisan uses, but it is not justified by the facts. For every scene of destruction in Iraq, there are more scenes of rebuilding and hope. For every life lost, there are countless more lives reclaimed. And for every terrorist working to stop freedom in Iraq, there are many more Iraqis and Americans working to defeat them. My fellow citizens: Not only can we win the war in Iraq – we are winning the war in Iraq.
Next we learn that we can't pull out of Iraq, even if it's a total loss, because, well, apparently people would make fun of us.
It is also important for every American to understand the consequences of pulling out of Iraq before our work is done. We would abandon our Iraqi friends – and signal to the world that America cannot be trusted to keep its word. We would undermine the morale of our troops – by betraying the cause for which they have sacrificed. We would cause tyrants in the Middle East to laugh at our failed resolve, and tighten their repressive grip. We would hand Iraq over to enemies who have pledged to attack us – and the global terrorist movement would be emboldened and more dangerous than ever before.
Then there's the kicker. If you think the war is a mess and that Bush has botched the entire thing, you have committed an act of "dishonor." Funny, I wonder how dishonored our dead soldiers feel, the ones who died because Bush still hasn't send them the necessary body armor three years into the freaking war?
To retreat before victory would be an act of recklessness and dishonor … and I will not allow it....
Yeah, and let's not even talking about dishonoring the Constitution. I can't think of no better way to dishonor our soldiers than to make mockery of the entire system of free and democratic government they are giving their lives to defend.

Then Bush reiterates that any concern about how the war is going is only coming from partisan Democrats:
I also want to speak to those of you who did not support my decision to send troops to Iraq: I have heard your disagreement, and I know how deeply it is felt. Yet now there are only two options before our country – victory or defeat. And the need for victory is larger than any president or political party, because the security of our people is in the balance.
Then Bush concludes by telling us that we'll win in Iraq because God has said so:
And we remember the words of the Christmas carol, written during the Civil War: “God is not dead, nor [does] He sleep; the Wrong shall fail, the Right prevail, with peace on Earth, good-will to men.”

Thank you, and good night.
That's comforting. Unfortunately the other guys are saying the same thing. And both of you can't be right. (Though it is amazing how similar you both sound.)

Now back to Spider-man on TNT. I prefer my fiction to have a happy ending.

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