The President's Speech

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    Pretty good. I wish he would have spent more time discussing what the greater implications of this war are all about.

    And is demolishing abu Ghraib really necessary? Seems overly dramatic.
     
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    Did he just deliver it? I'm at work.

    Hmm, abolishing Abu? Seems a bit overly-symbolic. How about just court marshalling the offenders, and not doing it again.

    Or at least don't let the pictures get out next time:rolleyes:
     
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    I don't think the destruction of the prison is necessary via the American atrocities, but via the Iraqi, yes. Those with new prosethic arms were operated on from this prison.

    Bush addressed the US culpabilities, which pale in the face of terrorism.

    Good speech, not carried by regular networks. Wonder coverage via rest of world. From what I could tell, all cable outlets, C-Span, PBS. That's it.
     
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    How could you guys say it was a good speech?! He didn't say anything about the june 30th handover.

    Here are a couple of vitally important questions that should have been answered: If the US wants to kill Sadyr and the Governing Authority says no, will that mean no? who will be the president, the two vps and the prime minister? If they say our troops must go, will they go, what kind of authority will the govering authority have?
     
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    Hm, that's that I thought the speech was to be about.
    But 5 weeks away...
     
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    As of this moment, I think I'm the only 'guys' you are speaking to. Bush spoke to the fact that both the UN and Iraq must step up to the plate. doh

    We will back them, but the Iraqis must take control. They scream for it, but it is an awesome burden.
     
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    What speech were you watching?
     
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    Are you kidding? Look at my questions. None of those were answered, and like nycflasher pointed out, we're 5 weeks away and all of that should have been addressed in detail. It wasn't.
     
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    LOL

    Not shake the earth wonderful, but got the point across reliable. Do not misunderestimate.
     
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    After sovereignty is handed over, then yes that will probably mean no, providing he isn't physically attacking our soldiers.

    Mr. UN, Brahimi, is currently going throught the candidates for that.

    Yes.

    Full autonomy. Our soldiers, and other coalition forces, will remain under our command.
     

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